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Old 10-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #1 
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Filter for a 10 gallon

Just got my 10 gallon and it passed the leak test. Now next question, what is a good filter for a 10 gallon betta tank?
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:03 PM   #2 
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Hello!

I own a 10g tank as well and am using this filter:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3943444

I chose the Slim S10 for my 10g.

It works just fine and cleaning inside is easy if you buy a cheap ol' toothbrush, so nevermind the reviews complaining about being hard to clean.

Its strong enough to keep the water flowing, but not enough to blow your fish away.

It does disturb the surface just a bit so baffling with a piece of sponge cut to fit across the entire spout and dip into the surface works just fine.

The only downfall is that the intake tube filter sponge is a bit prickly so you'll need to wrap it with a piece of pantyhose to protect your betta's fins.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:15 PM   #3 
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Oh thank you, my current 5 gallon filter had to have the pantyhose too so I have spare from that project. So excited to set up my 10 gallon.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:16 AM   #4 
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I have a Slim s10 on my 5 gallon and really like it, but I'd personally go for an s15 or s20 for a 10 gallon (but I'm a fan of using more filtration capacity). My 10 gallon has an AquaClear 20 that I love because you can customize the filter media so easily and that they seem to have a track record of being very reliable. If noise is a concern, both are very quiet but the Slim is pretty much silent.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:43 AM   #5 
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I have 2 aqueon quiet flow filters and 2 tetra 10i filters.
for the aqueon filters, the flow was a bit much for a divided tank, so i stuck some aquaclear filter foam out the outflow.

Both kinds seem to work pretty good and are very quiet. If I was going to buy a filter right now, I would get an aquaclear filter because you can add whatever filter media you want as opposed to the cartridges the others use.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:58 AM   #6 
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I'm thinking of using a Hydro-Sponge Filter with airstone, and a Fusion 200 air pump for the 10g tank I am planning next (for only 1 Betta). This would minimize water movement. Sound like a good idea?
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:03 AM   #7 
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Sponge filters are great.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #8 
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i use to have HOB filters for my betta and it started to bite its tail due to the strong current when the current is so minimal as i adjusted the flow to the lowest level and also had a sponge right infront of the outflow..

so in the end i took out the filter and i can tell that he felt a lot better..
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #9 
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But no filter is more work.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:14 PM   #10 
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i have a sponge filter but from what i see the bubble coming out of the sponge filter is making the surface current bubbling crazily.. isnt it worst?
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