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Old 02-23-2011, 10:57 PM   #1 
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Question A filter for a one gallon bowl?

What would you guys recommend?
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:02 PM   #2 
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i honestly dont know, one gallon tanks usually comes with kits that already have a filter...
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #3 
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IMO, I would go without. It wouldn't do much to keep the tank clean, even if you do a cycle, as such, with or without the filter you'll be doing frequent 100% water changes.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:33 PM   #4 
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My local grocery store (Fred Meyer) had some really small filters for bowls. But they're hard to find.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:12 AM   #5 
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I really don't think a filter is worth it for something that small.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:36 AM   #6 
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May as well stay without one and continue the frequent water changes. They would still be necessary even with a filter on the bowl..
It would also take up some swimming room. save the money and put it in the 'next tank' fund!
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:07 AM   #7 
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Ill be going out this weekend to get a ten gallon and divide it into 4 sections for my bettas, would that be fine? Considering itll be 2.5 gallons for each betta :P
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:08 AM   #8 
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If you want to cycle it and filter it a Red Sea Art Deco Nano filter would be a good option. It's an HOB filter so all the space would be out side the tank except for a small intake tube.

There's also Penn Plax Small World Filters. I really like these and they're pretty small.

All that said, if you did cycle the tank you'd still be looking at 2 weekly water changes of 50%. It's up to you if you think going through the cycling process is worth it to you.

Another option if you are thinking of getting into plants would be a Walstad planted tank. I have a 2 gallon one and I only have to do partial weekly water changes on it (a wild betta and nerite snail live in it). But you have to do it right to be able to to get away with it.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #9 
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Yep, a ten gallon divided in four should be alright, though you have to keep in mind most of their swimming space will be up and down rather than side to side
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:52 AM   #10 
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I've got a 5 with 2 bettas in it, divided, and they like it :)
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