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post #1 of 4 Old 04-30-2008, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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5-minute sponge filter

Okay so I was looking at this 5-minute sponge filter thing but I had a few questions. (Here's the link for those who don't know what it is: http://aquarticles.com/articles/mana...ge_Filter.html )

One: how does it actually filter cuz there's no intake and I would think it would need to pull water in as well as blow out.

Two: what could I use in place of a fish food container? I only had the one fish and he ate two different foods but he never finished of one.

Three: What alternatives are there in the cheap small filter world that I could go out and get?

Four: semi-unrelated question: What small heater would you recommend for a tank that is semi triangular and is the type marketed as betta tanks? (I know it's not big enough but I don't have the space or the money for a bigger one)
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-30-2008, 03:46 PM
Hydor makes a little 7 watt heater, but it's super simple. It will raise the temp of the water by 5 degrees. Anything else and you might cook your fish in such a small container. The hydor heater is flat, so you can lay it under the gravel, or inside a filter. It works pretty good. I have mine inside the filter of my 5.5 gallon, and it keeps it at 77-78.
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-30-2008, 05:33 PM
i read that article and that filter isnt good for an every day kind of thing u might want to invest in a real one. the way it works is u hook it up to an air pump something ur betta doesnt like anyway so u want to get a filter that doesnt have much current
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-01-2008, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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O....k.... I have one of those air pumps with the filter stone that goes in a big tube that leads under the gravel. I had my betta for eight months and he didn't seem to mind. It wasn't that strong. It was a Hawkeye 201, whatever that means. It was small, round and grey and vibrated slightly. But all it seemed to do was blow bubbles.... very disappointing... but it was a hand-me-down from my sister. She couldn't take it when she moved to Ireland. (the whole tank setup not just the filter.....)
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