Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2011, 10:03 AM   #1 
Burd's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
5 gallon tank - Filter Suggestions?

Yesterday, I found a listing on craigslist for two tanks for $20 - a 5 gallon and a 10 gallon. The 5 gallon came with the pebbles, filter, heater... just about everything you'd need for keeping a fishy in it. But I'm a tad worried about it so i'm hoping someone might have some insight.

It looks to be a used version of this:
A Marineland 5 Gallon

I cleaned it out with hot water and plugged in the filter that works over top of it to see if it ran alright. It started out noisily, then it 'regurgitated' a sludge comprised of what looks to be fish flakes onto the filter pad. I've been cleaning it out every few hours since because it just keeps finding more sludge. o_O

It also came with an additional filter - a whisper that's supposed to only filter 1-3 gallon tanks and is bubble driven, so that's not going to work, of course.

I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to how I might properly clean this guy out and make it work better. The flow is very light right now. I'd imagine it's still got gunk in it. I want to get this tank cycling so I can put Ralis in it and get him into a bigger home.

Also, does anyone else have one of these who knows a decent way to clean the tank itself? The hood/lid is a labyrinth to have to get into every time...
Burd is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
filter suggestions for 20 gallon long Gilbert Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 2 09-30-2009 02:30 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.