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- I keep my wild Smarigdina in a 2.5g bare-bottom tank. His Hagen Elite mini filter (set on low) has a little added foam, but not much. And just a few Anubias, so no real plant help. I vacuum and change 50% once a week (easy to keep a bare-bottom clean). I get 0.00ppm ammonia and nitrite and ~5.0ppm nitrate every week. One drop/gal Prime with the change just to chelate the heavy metals (My well has no chlorine nor ammonia).
I would say that any sponge filter, even a small one, is plenty for just a Betta. When I activate my 3.0gals, I run an ATI Mini sponge filter, which is way overkill.
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- Hello again! A couple of questions if you don't mind...
I don't like having a substrate in my 2.5 gallon, but would an over-sized sponge filter make up for lack of surface area?
Also, for one betta alone in a cycled 2.5 gallon, do you recommend once weekly 50% water changes?
- I'd go with the mini. The one I have has a shorter lower base. The sponge almost sits on the bottom. This gives a longer lift tube for more flow. You can adjust the flow with a $3 valve in the airline.
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Don't forget to get an airstone for deluxe operation.