My filter that came with my walmart ten gallon kit died last year. I newver was able to successfully cycle with it in any case and I dindn't want to return my tank so I let it go. Still doing 100% wc.
In any case I found a free 10 gallon and I want to try to set up a cycle in it. I have amminia and a test kit (will not do shrimp in method again, too unsanitary IMO).. I also have an air pump for one of those airstones. I don't use it and was wondering is I could use it to set up some kind of sponge filter system, I have seen them mentioned but am not sure how they work and how they would help cycle a tank. Anyone got any experience with this?
The one thing i did not like about the HOB filter is it caused to much water disturbance, even after being baffled.
Also, I have some extra heaters, and a ton of betta things I would be willing to trade if some one has a filter that I could use to cycle my tank instead..
Just an idea. I only have one betta now. :( :) But he is doing FINE!!! )I am attaching his photo "Patchy"