So I'm planning on cycling my tank soon, just for the sake of creating a stabler environment for Jaxon.
As far as filtering goes, he only has a 3.5 gallon tank, and the filter it came with doesn't really have an adjustable flow. I tried to baffle it, but the current is still hard to escape, and I don't have much of a resting place for him just yet.
Is a filter required for a cycled tank? I'd like to have some sort of aeration, just to keep the oxygen flow moving. I've read that bubblers (on a very mild setting) can be a great source for that too. So my question mainly is, what do you guys recommend in terms of filter/bubbler? I'm looking for something small enough that can fit in the tank without dominating the space, but that gets the job done (and that is adjustable so I can keep the water disturbance small).
There was one great filter with an adjustable flow I was looking at on amazon but I'm afraid it's too large to fit in the tiny hole cut out of the lid of the tank.
Any specific brands/products would be wonderful. :)