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Old 02-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #11 
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IMO/E-filters are optional with this species-especially in the smaller tanks. Sometimes the filter/water movement can be the cause of fin damage and stress with the Long fin male Betta-

While a 2.5gal filtered tank can establish the nitrogen cycle-due to limited surface area-the cycle might not be stable and you will still need to make at least twice weekly water changes to maintain water quality.

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Wouldn't having a gentle filter technically be better because it constantly eliminates ammonia?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:07 PM   #12 
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I have the same filter in my tank. I like it because it tends to add some water circulation and prevent the the gunk from forming at the top of the water. It will also help suck out uneaten food and keep it a little tidy.

But I still end up do water changes and stuff
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:20 PM   #13 
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I have the same filter in my tank. I like it because it tends to add some water circulation and prevent the the gunk from forming at the top of the water. It will also help suck out uneaten food and keep it a little tidy.

But I still end up do water changes and stuff


Do you use the charcole filter cartrage???
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #14 
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Just curious, how do you figure constant water changes are less stressful than a slow moving filter and only 1 change a week?
Well 2 water changes a week is not constant water changes & a small volume water has less surface/mass which means more of its moving with a filter. That may not make sense to anyone but me. I gave my opinion & said what I do, whoever reads it can do as they please. I've not had good experiences with a filter on a small tank so I don't use one.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:08 PM   #15 
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The one you see in my tank was only $4.50 at lfs.
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what is Lfs?
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:43 PM   #17 
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #18 
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oh..haha..thanks... :)...the hunt begins!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:43 PM   #19 
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ok...i will look for a sponge filter then...might take me some time...money is scarce...im doing my best tho. Thankyou :)
The stores near me don't sell any sponge filters, but eBay has a few small ones for around $4-$7 with free shipping. :D

You could get the small one of these for $3.98 with free shipping, just have to buy an air pump. :P
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bio-Sponge-F...item3a7cdb83e0
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I dont bother filtering anything under 10 gallons
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