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Old 08-01-2011, 06:46 PM   #1 
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Type of Filter for Ten Gal Tank + Two Betta

Okay, so i had a thread concerning my cloudy water a few days back.



I was recommended a Sponge Filter, but they're proving to be trickier things to find in my area.
I also want to make sure I buy the right kind, cause I don't want one that's too powerful or one that's not powerful enough.

So I found these:

http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CHMQ8wIwAw

This one seems pretty good except it says 80gal? Idk if that would be too powerful for my little 10gal or how that works.


http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752618


Also that one,
but it doesn't seem to have all the parts of the other one?



http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CG8Q8wIwAg


and there's this one.


I'm really not sure which one to buy, haha.
Also are there any extra parts I should know about?

Any advice from you snazzy betta experts to a relative newbie?
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:17 PM   #2 
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What size is your tank?

The 80 gal. sponge isn't "powerful" per se - it is just large with a lot of surface for "good" bacteria to grow on.

The second one I believe is a pre-filter that would slip over the intake of a HOB filter (power filter).

To use a sponge filter you will need airline tubing and an air pump.

Something like this would probably work well:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Aquarium-Sponge-...6#ht_536wt_745

Hope that helps! :)

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Old 08-01-2011, 07:33 PM   #3 
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http://www.amazon.com/Hydro-Sponge-F...2244613&sr=8-1

Try this one.
A sponge filter on its own isn't more powerful than a smaller one. What you need to worry about is the strength of the air pump you're hooking up to it. Because of bettas' sensitivities to turbulent water, you're going to want to get an air pump rated for around five to ten gallons. I used this one. Make sure you get the tubing as well.

I swear by sponge filters. Once I break down my community, I'm using only sponge filters and I'm never looking back ;D
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:43 PM   #4 
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okay, awesome. thanks you guys! :)
Pierce & Flair are appreciative. C:
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