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Old 03-06-2010, 06:54 PM   #1 
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Question Air Filter Question

I recently bought a 1 gallon tank that came with an in-tank air filter tube. I plan on buying a betta fish, and am unsure whether or not it would be a good idea to use the filter. I'm rather new at betta fish and read they like still water. I'm not sure if the air filter would be moving the water too much.

http://www.hawkeyeaquarium.com/prod_...hp?cat=20&p=26
^ Details of my tank. ^
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:26 PM   #2 
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In a tank that small, you don't need a filter, and the filter will cause too much water agitation.
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In a tank that small, you don't need a filter, and the filter will cause too much water agitation.
Thanks for the answer! Any other tips would be much appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:40 PM   #4 
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Is it the Hawkeye 201 air pump? That's the air pump that comes with many small tanks, it puts out about 1/4th the amount of bubbles as other small air pumps I've seen.

Also for betas in the past, we used this:

http://www.petco.com/product/7492/PE...andAccessories

Use a T and a Valve to create a cheap and small "Gang Valve" and relive the excess pressure out the valve, and connect the other 2 ends of the t to the pump and the tank. Normal gang valves do not work because they cant hang onto the back of many one gallon tanks, the small tanks don't have a lip in the back. I add the air stone on the end of this to muffle the sound of the air pump from the air bleed from the valve.



I think that a tiny tiny amount of bubbles and filter action could be good for a Betta.

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