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Old 03-09-2013, 07:06 PM   #1 
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I don't know what to do. 10 I have or get new tank

Ok, I have a 10 I am not using. I would need to get a better filter and heater for it. But, I could get a divider, and go for a second betta, or another type of fish.

OR i can get another tank, a 2.5 or 5 gallon. Can not go larger because of the furniture it needs to go on. I have a 10 gallon stand, but would like to put in the kitchen, which would mean 5 gallons or less. If I use the 10 gallon and stand, it would be next to the computer, making water changes really hard.

I had my betta in a Fluval Spec V, but he kept getting against the filter intake and it was taking chunks out of his fins. He is in a temporary tank now.

I don't know much about dividing a 10 but I could probably do it.

what would you do? divide a 10 or buy a 2.5 or a 5 ???
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:11 PM   #2 
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Well, since you already have a functioning 10g, it might just be cheaper to buy the filter and heater for it. Also, it's more space for the fish.
You wouldn't need a divider unless you wanted to get a second male betta. If you wanted more fish, I would suggest mollies, tetras, etc. Basically any small schooling fish that are pretty mellow. With a divider, you'd just be reducing the space for all of the fish.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:13 PM   #3 
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If you divide the 10gal, you may need to get sponge filters and a gang valve to filter each side. I've found that normal power filters just don't circulate the water enough for both sides.

I would just divide the 10 really. Why buy another tank if you have a great one already? :) Or if you didn't divide the 10, you could put a single betta and a trio of otos or something like that. Then you could just use a regular power filter.

And yes, the filter in the Fluval Spec V is crazy strong.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:54 PM   #4 
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I am working on the filter thing what is a gang valve?
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #5 
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A gang valve is this:


You can hook up multiple sponge filters this way and also control the flow of air.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #6 
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Or you can double divide it with a filter and heater between the dividers..

There are many advantages to a double divider:
---hard to see through
---hard to jump or breech
---equal flow of filtered and heated water
---keeps the current down
---hides the plumbing
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #7 
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I didn't think I could stand the sound from an air pump for a sponge filter, so I went with getting a couple options to try to keep him away from the filter slots.

I hope something works!
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #8 
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An airpump seems to me no louder than a filter motor. Besides, you can wrap it in a big fluffy towel and hang it on a wall far from the tank.

As for the bubble noises. Float a flat sponge or some Java moss above the outlet to catch the bubbles. This also keeps the surface quieter.

See the sponge filter thread in this section.
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