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  1. Seeking opinions on this filter?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am hoping to move my boy Romeo from his 5 gallon Marineland Portrait tank to a 10 gallon tank. His fins are very long and he has difficulty reaching the bottom of the tall 5 gallon, and I am not satisfied with the filtration built into it. I am looking for inexpensive filters for the 10 gallon...
  2. Replacing my filter?

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    I'm replacing my filter that's in my 5.5 gallon tank as my old one isn't working like it should, I'm getting the CAF-10 filter and was just wondering what option would be best A:put my top fin 10 filter cartridge in a mesh bag near the CAF-10 or B:put some of the filter cartridge pieces into...
  3. Sponge Filter for 10 gallon Betta tank?

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    So I got a 10 gallon tank kit by Aqueon at Petco for my two male Bettas. I divided it with some plastic mesh and report covers. The kit came with an Aqueon QuietFlo filter. I thought it was good but I noticed its flow was really strong and pushing my poor Betta around, so he can't swim in the...
  4. Putting air stone in THIS filter

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    I purchased this filter off of works beautifully. However, it is loud and causes bit of a current. I have an air stone, just not sure how to put it in the filter without damaging it.
  5. Sponge Filter HELP

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    I'm sorry if this is a stupid question. I'm new to the betta community. What other accessories do you need in order to operate a sponge filter? I heard you need an air pump. Is that it? What air pump do you recommend?
  6. Sponge Filter or Azoo Palm Filter for 5 gal tank?

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    Has anyone had experience with these two filters? Which one would you recommend? Which one works better? Thank you so much!
  7. Sponge Filter Suggestion

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    Since I got a 2.5g for my new betta I will finally order a sponge filter online (since no stores seem to carry them anymore). I have plenty of pumps and I grabbed some tubing along with the tank. Depending on the time frame I may end up trying a DIY, but I'd still like to know some things. What...
  8. How do I slow evaporation in my "tank"?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I only put tank in quotations because it's technically a kritter keeper. I currently have my male EE betta in the medium KK from Petco but I'm contemplating getting one of the large ones so he has a bit more room. It is heated and I have a sponge filter in there for him. I've noticed in the...
  9. Sponge Filter Materials

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I'm trying to purchase a sponge filter for two of my bettas. After doing a little research, I'm still kind of unsure what I need in order to make a sponge filter work. I know I need to order the sponge part. I think I need tubing, right? Also, I know I need some kind of power source to...
  10. Sponge filter questions

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi, I'm considering getting a sponge filter for my betta Severus because he has a lot of trouble with current and I feel like I'm torturing him by keeping his normal filter on. I have a few questions though. How does a sponge filter release the water back into the aquarium? Basically, how does...
  11. Disinfecting sponge filter after a death

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    My little guy that I had for three weeks died the other night... I had him in with a sponge filter right around the time he showed symptoms of being sick, so I know the filter needs to be sterilized. I'm just not really sure how to do it. I would get a new one, but this unit is brand new and it...
  12. Aquarium filter help!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I got a new tank for my betta and all of the needed accessories as well. Or so I thought. The pet stores near me did not carry a lot in filters. Pretty much every single one of them were waterfall types. One of the employees told me to try this turtle tank filter since it would have little...
  13. Reality Check: Stocking Capacity of Sponge and Box Filters

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    I have a moderately planted 10g tank with a sponge filter in one back corner and a box filter in the other back corner. Both the sponge filter and the box filter are rated for 10 gallon aquariums. The box filter is currently about 2/3 filter fluff and 1/3 carbon, as I like running carbon for a...
  14. Will I get any benifit fro CO2, if I also am running bubbler?

    Planted Betta Tanks
    I am currently cycling my tank, and doing a fishless cycle, and will be also slowly adding plants while I am at it. I am wanting the plants to grow as much as possible in the time before I get the fish in, and I was thinking of doing CO2 injection while the plants are new, to help get them...
  15. Sponge Filter questions.

    Betta Fish Care
    I recently picked up an Aqueon 10 gallon tank during Petco's sale, and am in the process of getting everything ready to set up, plant, and get cycling before I move any fishies. My betta and his shoal of pygmy cory buddies will be moved from their current home in my square 10 gal, and into the...
  16. What brand of filter do you recommend?

    Breeding Betta Fish
    i have looked around for a while now trying to figure out what i should be looking for in a filter, and have not been able to find the information i need. i know i need to be using a certain type of filter for my tanks when i breed, but am a little confused about what i need to be looking for. I...
  17. SPONGE FILTERS: Why and How

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    WHAT IS A SPONGE FILTER? Sponge filters are a staple among aquarium keeps that need a low flow way to filter tanks with delicate residents. Sponge filters are the best alternative for not only betta keepers, but also for new born fry and shrimp. They help provide stable water conditions...
  18. opinions on and experience with sponge filters

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    Hello, I don't like the filter in my 10 gallon because I had to baffle the outflow, and my plants keep getting stuck to the uptake. It's a Whisper 10i. I've been reading about sponge filters, but I'm not quite understanding how they work so I'd like to hear peoples' experiences with them. I...
  19. What do you think about this filter for a divided tank?(Sponge)

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    Hey everybody! Finally found what looks like a really nice sponge filter for cheap! Just wanted to get your second opinion on this. filter: Some info and questions: -Is going to be in a...
  20. Show your divided tanks here!

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    Hey everybody, as most of you know by all of my threads i have been posting, i am going to be dividing my ten gallon after i restart my tank in a couple of years(i know it is a long time, but i have fish already in that tank and don't plan on redoing it yet). I plan to put a sponge filter and...