Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2013, 10:13 PM   #1 
Parthy
New Member
 
Parthy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oregon
Smile Setting up a new tank

Im new to the forums, I have been lurking a lot and researching as much as I can. But I can't really get the clear answers that I seek... So I decided to ask. I am trying to get a planted tank set up for my boy, it's a 10 gallon. I am just wondering what you guys think when it comes to filters. I plan on having my betta, and a small school of 6 tetras. What kind of filter would you guys recommend? I wanted to use a sponge, but not sure if its the best option because of the tetras. Also what do you guys think when it comes to substrate?
Parthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #2 
bettafishgirl
Member
 
bettafishgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Massachusetts
I would suggest the Tetra Whisper In-Tank Power Aquarium Filter, but only for 10 gallon or up. Its a bit of a power push out, and anything drastically smaller would send your poor fish sailing across the tank

Otherwise, this filter is long lasting and very steady.

PLEASE don't forget about the heater!
bettafishgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 12:10 AM   #3 
Parthy
New Member
 
Parthy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oregon
But will that filter be okay for my betta in that tank? I'm worried it will blow him All over and stress him out. And of course I wouldn't forget the filter! :) I already have one. I actually have a lot of fish supplies that I have bought to take care of him in his little tank. But I want to get him properly set up.
Parthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #4 
Crowntails
Member
 
Crowntails's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Connecticut
You need a filter in a tank this size. If it blows him around, reduce the flow with the water bottle method.
Crowntails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 04:00 PM   #5 
Parthy
New Member
 
Parthy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oregon
What do you think about an aquaclear 20? Because of the ability to change the flow.
Parthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2013, 04:40 PM   #6 
Crowntails
Member
 
Crowntails's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Connecticut
A lot of people like that filter. Heard nothing but great reviews.
Crowntails 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
Setting up New Tank.. How To? Hollthulhu Planted Betta Tanks 3 01-22-2013 10:09 PM
Setting up a tank scrap Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 8 12-13-2011 04:54 PM
Setting up a new tank! Johnificent Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 23 06-29-2011 01:31 AM
Setting up my new tank DazzleKitty Betta Fish Compatibility 4 01-01-2011 10:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.


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