Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Planted Betta Tanks
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2013, 07:56 PM   #1 
kulain
New Member
 
kulain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Do planted tanks (5Gallon) need a filter?

Hey guys,

I want to start planting in my 5 gallon tank (fluval chi) and let me betta live in it, but I am wondering if I need to keep the filter - I read some conflicting things about if bettas need a filter or not. I don't plan on using potting soil or anything just the eco-complete substrate with sand on top. There is light and co2 source which will be turned off at night.
kulain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #2 
Trackpadtactics
New Member
 
Trackpadtactics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Virginia
If you are going to go planted a Fluval chi is kinda odd and i had one but i returned it for a Aqueon Evolve 4. Iv heard some people are good with it. Awesome design, bad filter. So, if you are going planted it is recommended to have a filter so bacteria can bloom and so on. This is what makes a good, balanced and happy tank. So to be honest with you and how i see the Chi, you may wanna get a new filter but you can try it! Do some research first about that tank.
Trackpadtactics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 09:49 PM   #3 
babystarz
Member
 
babystarz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Filters are optional with heavily planted tanks. The plants themselves act as a filter.
babystarz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Algae Eaters For 6.5gallon PT Deerfine Planted Betta Tanks 11 10-20-2012 04:51 PM
Got a 5.5gallon Tank! Help this beginner! sholee Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 1 06-11-2012 01:47 AM
5gallon sorority question Animalfreak Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 6 02-17-2012 04:59 PM
Nylons on filter intake? Filter changes? and Prime for cycled tanks? PinkDiamond Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 9 09-04-2009 05:36 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.