Hi guys. So, I'm going to be setting up a betta sorority tank in the next 2-3 months. Right now I'm researching and preparing. I'm trying to be economical because I don't have a big budget, but at the same time I'm fully aware that I will need many things in order to do this. I want to create something efficient and beautiful and carefully planned with what funds I have.
I want to do a 10 gallon tank. I thought about a 20, but most seem to agree a 10 gallon is fine (I plan to have 5 females) and due to space restrictions that would work well for me. I wondered, though, what sort of filter I should use? I hate the one I currently have in my 5 gallon and want something smaller. The flow is too strong for my betta without a baffle, and it's huge and ugly...seems to take up most of the tank (which is why I'm hesitant to just take it out of this tank and use it in the new one). Can anyone recommend something for a 10 gallon that won't be too overwhelming visually? There seem to be so many different types of filters and I don't know what I'm looking at/for.
If anyone knows of a good tank kit also for a decent price, could you direct me? I've been looking at the 10 gal grreat choice kit from petsmart and have been browsing everywhere but can't seem to find a better deal that makes sense. I strictly want glass, not acrylic (and preferably rectangular, not any of these odd shapes). My current tank is acrylic and I hate that.
Thanks for any help! :)