Originally Posted by Sakura8
Jake sure is a handsome fellow. I'm glad to hear you got the filter issue figured out. Don't be afraid to just chuck the filter if it gets to be too much work. And what kind of heater did you buy? Is it adjustable?
The filter is a hit or miss at times. Mostly misses, I tried to stuff some sponge into the tube where the outflow was coming out, it would work, making the outflow current less powerful but then the sponge would get stuck meaning there would be little to none outflow at all. I'll see if I can get my hands on some cloth tomorrow that I'll tie to the head, maybe that'll work.
And I bought the Marina C10 Submersible Aquarium Heater (10w). It's not adjustable, it took a long time to heat up the water though, about 4 hours to get to 76F to 79F. Took about 7 hours in total to heat it up from 70 to 80. Right now it's sitting at 80F, so I feel pretty happy about it. :>