I'm glad to hear that you've got a filter for the tank.
Originally Posted by Sj45
Tyyrlm, I have a filter now (thanks a bunch to Amyk)...I agree Air Stones are not filtration. My question (although it's handled) is:
Would you rather see me...
A. Put a betta in a 10g tank and do 25% weekly water changes (no filter)
B. Leave the Betta at the store in it's cup.
It's A. or B...
Frankly I don't see a whole lot of difference in the two. The betta has a little more room in the 10 gallon tank but its going to be almost as miserable in the tank as the cup as it's water quality will deteriorate rapidly.
Originally Posted by dramaqueen
I wouldn't try cycling my tank with the betta in it. I was just curious about the filter. Can the tank cycle without the filter?
Very unlikely. The bacteria responsible for the conversion of nitrogenous substances need both area to grow in and flow to keep them fed. While The tank provides area without something moving the water it has little flow. It's one of the reasons that plant only filtration tanks have so few fish in them.