Anyone using top fin element filter with 2-5 gallon ? Is it too strong or does it work for your betta!?
So as I am having this tank longer, I wish I would have just got an Aquaview tank from Walmart, the main reason I didn't was the dimensions I needed. Anyhow, I do not think the filter is strong enough. It's not too strong for a betta but at the same time I don't know it's really doing anything with the water.I've been looking at this tank since I saw it on sale at Petsmart- my grandmother wants a betta too now, haha. Glad to know it's an okay deal, but also worried- I'm totally gonna end up being that person who has twenty tanks in various places all over the house if I'm not careful It would be nice to have one as a backup hospital tank too, especially since the filter isn't too strong.
You probably know this, but you don't have to use the charcoal cartridges at all unless you're cleaning medication out of the water. I just bought some kitchen sponges (make sure they aren't presoaked with any chemicals) from the dollar store and cut them to fit the inside of the filter for our 10 gallon. To clean I just swish them in some tank water during a water change about once a month.