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Old 09-05-2010, 05:41 PM   #1 
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Question New, need help deciding on filter

Hello everyone, I've been looking around on this forum, and you guys have inspired me to get a betta! I've kept tropical fish before, but I'm new to bettas and smaller tanks. I was going back and forth trying to decide whether to get a 2.5 or a 5 gallon, but from what I've read here I decided on the 5 gallon.

I've read the lists and know what all I need to get, however I wanted to focus on getting the filter first so I could get the cycle going while I was getting everything else and decorating the tank. The tank I got did not come with a filter, and there are two I've been trying to decide between. I really want a filter that's as quiet as possible and that will keep a stable cycle. I've read good things about both the Azoo palm filter http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...21&pcatid=9821 and the Red Sea Deco Art Nano Filter http://www.petco.com/product/12148/R...FishFC_Filters

Price really isn't an issue especially since they're both really cheap. The main difference is that the Red Sea is for aquariums up to 3 gallons. I thought that might be better because it would cause a lower current, but will it keep a rectangular 5 gallon (with weekly water changes) clean and give it a stable cycle?

Any help on deciding between the two filters would be greatly appreciated. If this makes a difference, I plan on decorating with gravel, driftwood, and silk plants. Also, I don't mind adding ceramic rings to the filter to help the beneficial bacteria to grow.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:33 PM   #2 
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I think both of them are good ones, either one appears to do well.
I like the see through appearance of them, it's cool. :D

lol, I didn't mean to use that word twice.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:21 PM   #3 
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I'm pretty sure I saw some where's that they are the same filter, just under different names. I use them for my split 10 gallon as the current is low enough for Bettas in larger tanks. So basically I have one of those per 5 gallons of water. :)
Sometimes the filters are hard to find, but you can make your own by buying larger ones and cutting them down to fit.
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:28 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the replies. I did notice that they looked the same, but the Red Sea is labeled for up to 3 gallons and the Azoo is labeled for up to 5. I just wanted to make sure that whatever I got would be good for a 5 gallon.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
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Thanks! This site's been very helpful so far!
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