Here is my recently purchased 3 gallon, half-moon aquarium kit:
I've set it up, prepped the water, landscaped, stocked up on all of the "good betta owner" necessities that this wonderful forum has opened my eyes to. Got a heater, baffled the filter, the whole shebang...
I finally brought home our little family's newest addition three days ago. Everything seems to be fine, except for one thing...the damn bubbler that came with the kit. It is hard to anchor in the gravel and is constantly coming loose, and is a pain the rebury.
There is a valve that can lower the intensity of the bubble flow, but the current is still waaaaaaay too strong for such a small tank. He obviously despises it and, when he figured out that he couldn't really swim around it without getting caught up in the airflow, just avoids the entire area, which means he's been cowering in corners and his little teacup, looking po'd.
Sorry for the diatribe. My main question: is it possible to disconnect the bubbler light from the rest of the filteration system entirely? Or is it an "all in one" deal? I suck at mechanical things like this. Right now I have everything off except the heater, and he seems much happier, but I would really like to have a filter running if at all possible.
Thanks so much in advance from this clueless noob