Aqueon minibow1 filter can be used for a 5 gallon tank? or its to weak and has to be used for only 1 gallon. I tried researching this and can't find any information on it.
I was originally going to buy a 10g setup, but my betta has become less active in a few hrs. I'm worried for him. hes still eating and comes to me when I open his tank hood. but now he just lays there. I checked the thermometer and it said 82 on it, but i placed my finger in the water to pet him and the water was oddly cold. Not freezing but just not as warm as it should be. I realized that the cheap thermometer the petsmart associated gave me is not accurate. As i lowered the temp in my room and it still stood on 82. :shock:
i also had a heating pad but idt its working either. And he has become less active and I'm worried its due to low water temp.
I'm going to buy another heater (exchange) and a better thermometer this morning, but i really want to upgrade him ASAP. I don't have enough money for a full setup (10g), but since i already have the filter from this minibow set and its being unused, I was wondering if I could use it for a 5 gallon and just use that as I still have gravel. While I try to maintain a good temp for him in the 1 gallon for now, i could allow a proper cycle for the 5 gallon. 5 gallons are very cheap thats why im looking into getting that and remove him quickly.
Also he scared me, he swam very oddly and stood on the side and his top fins drooped down and he actually tilted over. :-( I tapped on the tank and he didn't respond to me, usually he does. But he eventually did get up and gulped for some air then went and dropped back down. I don't want him to become ill or die.