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kender42 05-07-2008 04:11 PM

Is this a good filter?
I was shopping filters cuz my filter doesn't work and I have a one gallon tank so it can't be very big. I also have like no budget when I came across this one: and I was wondering if it would be good for a one betta tank. Still a newbie so I need all the advice I can get.

okiemavis 05-07-2008 04:54 PM

That's a filter you could get, I'm not sure how great it is, but it would probably work.

However, a sponge filter is your best bet for a betta in a small tank, as they don't like too much water flow. You can buy one online (look for one powered by an air pump, not a powerhead) or you can search this site for "DIY Sponge Filter"

Flashygrrl 05-07-2008 05:13 PM

It would take up too much space in a 1 gallon, I have one in my 2.5 and although there's enough room to swim it's kind of annoying and isn't the best. You could try the Azoo palm filter since it's a mini-HOB so all you need room for in the tank is the suction tube, or I've seen some very small Penn-Plax filters that just plug directly into the airline, don't know exactly how they work though.

ErinBBC 05-08-2008 11:48 AM

I have a Lee's Dual Action Foam/Sponge Filter and it works very well but even the smallest ones are too big for any tank smaller than about 5 gallons. Your best bet I think would be to try and make your own foam/sponge filter - you can search this site or search Google for "How to make a sponge fitler."

iamntbatman 05-08-2008 12:26 PM

Or you could check the DIY section of this site. I recently posted in the DIY Sponge Filter thread that has pretty good instructions on how to make a really cheap, effective sponge filter.

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