Hi, everyone. I have some questions.
I have owned 2 of these
for quite awhile.
(I'm not sure why 2 of the 3 pictures are of a different tank... I am not
talking about the Eclipse one)
The "Tetra Whisper Filter" died in one of them recently, (I was never a fan of it anyway as it tended to vibrate the tank...) so we went to Petsmart to get a new one. Unfortunately, they do not sell the same filter, just the cartridges. As the area allotted for the filter in the lid is pretty thin, our options were very few when looking for a different filter. We picked up this
, as it was one of the few that would fit. Unfortunately there is no flow-adjust on this one and it is tossing the heck out of the water. We would prefer not to have to baffle the filter, as (like I said before) there is not that much space to work with in the opening.
Onto the questions...
1. Is there a better filter that would fit in this area? The hole is about 2" Deep x 3.5" Wide
2. Should I just cut my losses with this tank and get a new one? If so, what would people recommend?
3. Would going the NPT route in both tanks circumvent the need for a filter? Is it possible in 3 gallons? Would I need shrimp? Would the LED lights be an issue?
Thanks for any and all help you guys can provide!