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Old 10-08-2010, 10:43 PM   #11 
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JKFish, your bang on the money with that one. Quickly checked reviews and they all speak highly of it. Also read a number of users with 2 gallons tanks, same size as mine, and say their bettas are fine with it.

Only downer is it will look a bit silly sticking out the top of my tank, but oh well
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:55 PM   #12 
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PennPlax Mini corner Filter...I <3 it.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:27 PM   #13 
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Are they ones that require an air pump to work? Ideally I would like something that stays hidden in the tank at the bottom or something.

But it looks like it's down to these two:

ED SEA Nano MICRO Filter 3
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Elite Hush Aquarium Filter 5

With also some surface growing plants

P.S - Love your website MrVampire :)

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Old 10-08-2010, 11:37 PM   #14 
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If you get floating plants as well that grow up a bit, or plants that can also grow out of water (like bacopa) you can arange them around your filter so that they hide it from view :) .
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That could work well! But I have a 2-piece glass cover on the tank so im not sure how I could do that. Also with the filter I will somehow have to cut the glass to fit in the tank. It only has a tiny corner cut out for the heater.
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:07 AM   #16 
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Are they ones that require an air pump to work? Ideally I would like something that stays hidden in the tank at the bottom or something.

But it looks like it's down to these two:

ED SEA Nano MICRO Filter 3
OR
Elite Hush Aquarium Filter 5

With also some surface growing plants

P.S - Love your website MrVampire :)
It does require a pump but it's green and if you turn it on it's side and put some plants in front of it you wuldn't have a problem seeing it :)

And thanks for the website comment :)
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:15 AM   #17 
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Oh ok, I see I see. I can't seem to find the one you speak of, though this online retailer here in Australia has this one

http://www.theaquariumshop.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=2181&name=Aquarium%20Corner%20Filte r

Does that to all three types of filtering though?

I am keen to know if it will do the job as this way it will fit in my tank without me having to cut the glass roof to fit a mounted filter.
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:36 AM   #18 
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This is the one I'm talking about. IDK if you can get it in Australia but I've used it on several spawns and with adults and it works. Just change the cartridge out one or twice a month and your good :) Just be sure to do small water changes weekly since it's not the best filter.

http://www.petco.com/product/12147/P...ilter-Kit.aspx
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:30 AM   #19 
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Found it here, $12 for the filter, and $12 for 2 refills. I need to buy a pump separately though, can that be any small pump? Seems quite pricey if I have to change the filter once a month! Is the benefit of this filter over the 'Red Sea' and 'Elite Hush' that it fits inside the aquarium?


EDIT: I found the filter+pump a fair bit cheaper http://www.thewaterbowl.com.au/squirrelcart/index.php?crn=218&rn=680&action=show_detail

But i'm very fussy with noise, would it be a smart idea to just buy the filter and select a good pump my self?

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hmm, why not take the glass cover off? If you're worried about your fish jumping, lower the water just a bit. Because he's got long fins, he can't exactly jump very high, and probably wouldn't waste his energy trying. Personally, I've never had an issue with jumping bettas.

Spending that much money on cartridges might not be a good idea. if you use the red sea nano, you can cycle (carefully) with your fish in then tank with plent of plants, once it is cycled you won't have to worry about carbon cartridges, seeing as the bacteria that does that work will be living in the sponge.
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