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【Multi-filtration functions】this sponge aquarium filter combines bio-filtration, oxygenation and physical filtration in one and also makes small water flow, which can ensure the excellence of the water quality. Helps your small fish or shrimp to live a happy, healthy life【Filter Demension】plus the sponge filter with media balls takes up no more room. Small filter is 6" in width and 9" to 13." in height, the sponge inside circle diameter is 0.39 inch, suggest for 10 to 40 gallon fish tank. Medium filter is 6.3" in width and 9' to 13 in height, the sponge inside circle diameter is 0.59 inch, suggest for 15 to 55 gallon fish tank. For larger tank you may need 2 of this filter【Package Includes】1 double sponge filter with 2 containers +1 bag of ceramic media balls + 2 pare sponges(packed in the 2 containers). This aquarium filter must be used with an air pupm and a standard size 4mm air hose, please note pump and air hose are not included. Please choose a powerful enough air pump according to your fish tank size for this filter【Removable Fine Sponges 】you can easy to take down the 2 sponges from the filter to clean or replace it, the 2 sponges are fine 60ppi not coarse, which means more surface area for beneficial bacteri to live on. Don't use tap water to clean it, just rinse or squeeze the sponges by using the aquarium water【Easy to use】all the parts of this filter are detachable, you can easily to assemble them together, with 2 strong suction cups you can stick the filter firmly to any tank position under water, withouting floating. The water oulet tube can be extended and rotated, you can adjust the outlet to above or below the waterline

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u/Dd7990 · 15 pointsr/bettafish

Unfortunately, Freedom doesn't seem to have much freedom or space to swim around in that tank... That tank is no way the minimum 5g we recommend here on this subreddit. If I had to guess, that tank can't be more than 1-2 gallons. I hope you'll consider giving him much more freedom to swim in a bigger tank of 5g (18-20 Liters) or larger. A larger tank will also have a more stable nitrogen cycle which is absolutely important to your betta's long-term health. Otherwise, his life will be shortened living in a sub-par habitat and he'll be suffering of Ammonia and Nitrite poisoning.

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If you're in the USA, Petco is having their Dollar-Per-Gallon sales right now, meaning that for a mere $10 + Tax, you can grab a 10g tank which will be plenty perfect for a betta, or Petco also sells a 5.5g tank for about $14 ($13.99), but seriously the 10g tank for $10+Tax is too good of a deal.

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The sale is ongoing until Aug. 24, so get it before it's gone.

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See the sale here, sign up for their rewards program first so you can get the discount (it's free to sign up): https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/category/dollar-per-gallon-sale

Then I recommend also getting:

  • A breathable lid/hood that fits on the tank (you need to cover the top somehow so that the betta can't accidently jump out, as they are skilled jumpers)
  • Sponge Filter - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RFL4JMM/
  • Air pump (required to run the sponge filter): https://www.amazon.com/Pawfly-MA-60-Aquarium-Gallon-Accessories/dp/B073DWVX5P/
  • High-quality Airline tubing (the free one included with the air pump above is bad quality since it's free, and you can see the reviews saying the free tubes are no good) https://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Airline-Aquariums-Terrariums-Hydroponics/dp/B079DFWLX4/
  • AND a 50w heater (50w recommended for 10g, OR a 25w would be for a 5 or 5.5g tank) with a MANUAL TEMPERATURE SETTINGS knob... DO NOT get a preset heater, if it can be avoided (Preset heaters are not accurate).

    You will have to do Fish-In-Cycle (please read):

    https://www.reddit.com/r/bettafish/wiki/fishincycle

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    Must-Have items for your Fish-In-Cycling process + Additional Info:

    https://www.amazon.com/Seachem-116012300-Stability-500ml/dp/B0002APIIW <-- Beneficial Bacteria blend, add 2x-3x the recommended amount of this directly into the filter, filter media, & tank water, especially after a water change. Add the bene-bacteria on a DAILY basis, for up to a week or longer if you like. Don't worry about "overdosing" on Bene-bacteria, the more the better when trying to kickstart a nitrogen cycle.

    https://www.amazon.com/Seachem-116043304-Prime-500ml/dp/B00025694O/ <--Best water conditioner, also temporarily binds ammonia into less harmful form.

    https://www.amazon.com/API-FRESHWATER-800-Test-Freshwater-Aquarium/dp/B000255NCI/ <--- ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE, VERY IMPORTANT, liquid water parameters test kit. Three main things to check daily or every-other-day: Ammonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate. Not cycled will read 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite, 0 Nitrate. Cycling in progress will read some ammonia and/or some nitrite, but little or no nitrate. Fully Cycled will read 0 Ammonia, 0 Nitrite, and 5-10 ppm of Nitrate, then when nitrate reaches 15-20 ppm in a cycled tank a water change is necessary to reduce said nitrates.

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    Other stuff:

    Also... try getting NorthFin Betta Bits, they're one of the best pellets with high quality ingredients, little or no fillers, and absolutely no nasty toxic preservatives. My bettas love them so much that they inhale them like it's drugs for a drug addict or something LOL (or exactly like Kirby)! https://www.amazon.com/Northfin-Food-Betta-Pellet-Package/dp/B00M4Q5DQ4/

    Beware of overfeeding, which is equally bad for bettas (they are gluttons and would eat till they burst if given the chance) https://i.imgur.com/4RR2LZ9.jpg. (save this pic for reference, feed betta as much as makes his belly match between 1st and 2nd photo, then let him digest back down to a normal belly before feed again.)

    Filter - any as long as it have adjustable flow (or else you can make a baffle if the flow is too strong, google about that), or many here recommend a basic Sponge-Filter to have a gentle water output that won't be stressful and push the betta all around the tank (the ones with big fins have a hard time with strong currents in their tank)

    Heater - Any heater, following the 5-watt-per-gallon power rating rule, with a manual knob for setting temperature (so for example 5g you want at least 25watt heater), don't go for preset heaters (they're not very accurate). Bettas like 78-80F (25-27C).

    Plants - Bettas like to have a lot (like a jungle) of plants to hide in, swim through, explore, play, and rest on. Some beginner live plants that don't require special setups are Marimo Moss balls + Java moss, other live plants may have special requirements in order to thrive. Silk plants (cloth leaves) are fine too if you don't have a green thumb. I do a mixed hybrid tank; silk plants + lots of marimo moss balls + java moss. Make sure if using silk/fake plants that there's no sharp pokey bits, remove and sand them down if there are. You can get good deals on live plant packages on r/AquaSwap

    Decor - Bettas appreciate cave-like decor that they can hide in. Make sure there's nothing sharp on the inside of the cave, nor sharp edges or sharp parts outside. Avoid also any smallish openings that a betta can get their head stuck in if they get curious. Another nice decor is the ZooMed Floating Betta Log (for 5g or larger tanks), bettas like hanging out in there.

    Cleaning/Tank Maintenance Supplies -

    Seachem Stability, Seachem Prime, API Freshwater Master Test Kit, big bucket (can have 2, one for clean water, and one for the old dirty tank water), and an appropriate gravel vacuum (they come in different sizes so make sure you get one that is the right size for your tank). Algae scraper thing too (the lil magnetic ones are nice) if you don't like algae on the front of the tank...Brand new clear-plastic Turkey Baster (which you will only use for aquarium use) will be good for spot-cleaning (immediate removal of food/poo wastes if you see any sitting around)

    More info on Betta care & needs: https://www.reddit.com/r/bettafish/wiki/index
u/Oucid · 4 pointsr/bettafish

Do:

Research and complete the fishless nitrogen cycle so do this before buying the fish.
Cycling takes 2-6 weeks to complete, youll need an API master test kit and a source of ammonia to get started. Heres some links that will help you!

Fishless cycling: https://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/articles_51/fishless-cycling-article.htm

I also made a diagram to help people understand because the explanation can be confusing: https://www.reddit.com/r/bettafish/comments/c8evu4/nitrogen_cycle_art_by_me/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

Supplies you’ll need to get started: Seachem Prime Fresh and Saltwater Conditioner - Chemical Remover and Detoxifier 100 ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000255PFI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JEpvDbA2GYR49

API Freshwater Master Test Kit 800-Test Freshwater Aquarium Water master Test Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000255NCI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cEpvDb8R85Q1K

For the ammonia source you can use fish food or pure ammonia, nothing with added stuff like cleaners though.

Do:

Buy a 5 gallon tank! 10 gallon would be best but in my opinion 5 should be minimum, with 3 being the absolute minimum but if you havent bought the tank/can upgrade i dont know why you wouldnt want more space for the fish! Plus its easier to maintain the cycle and heat anyway. Petsmart has a 5.5 gallon kit with a lid filter and thermometer, they also have a 10 gallon kit that comes with lid filter thermometer and heater. Or you can buy a plain $10 10 gallon tank from Petco because they are having a sale rn dollar per gallon on 10 gallons, 20 gallons and I think the cut off is before 40 gallons (then its just half priced) but then youll need to buy a lid and filter separate

Do:

Buy an adjustable heater! Betta fish are tropical and like temps of 78-80°F, anything cooler will shorten their lifespan and raise their chance of illness. Preset heaters arent always reliable, one with an adjustable knob is best especially if you ever have to treat a disease and change the temp yourself for it.

Do:

Have a filter running at all times. If you get one of the kit tanks, here is what I did to modify the filter to make it better (link) Youll have to baffle the outflow, especially if you want a betta with long fine. You can do this best/safest with a sponge ive found. Also will want a prefilter sponge on the intake so the fins dont get sucked up. The best filters for bettas are ones with low flow and have a lot of room for bacteria to grow, if it comes with a cartridge you can remove it and replace it with foam/bio media/floss to make it more effective. Carbon is useless after a few weeks, its best for sucking meds out of the water if needed. Sponge filters are also great filters and just require an air pump, airline tubing and some valves. Relatively easy to set up and has the perfect amount of flow for bettas. One like this will work great (link)

Do:

Get some live plants! Bettas love exploring and swimming/sleeping in little jungles.

Here are my two tanks with live plants only (and driftwood which is also a great decor when aquarium safe) The second one is looking a little sparse but will be filled in later on, its relatively new; My tanks/example (link)

Do:

Have a good maintenance routine, 15-25% water changes weekly should be enough in a tank with an established cycle. Using a gravel vacuum can make it way easier too, i love mine. What I use (link) Scrubbing the glass for algae if needed is also a part of my routine. Make sure you condition the new water with a conditioner like Seachem Prime to remove chlorine.

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DONT:

Rinse the gravel or filter media in tap water! You shouldnt need to remove the gravel to clean it, especially if you use a gravel vacuum and feed properly. Rinsing these things will kill the beneficial bacteria and throw off your cycle! If the filter needs cleaned you can take the inserts out and squeeze or swish in old tank water to get gunk off. It shouldnt need to be replaced for a long time, if you do however make sure to run it with the new media (so foam/bio media etc) in the tank or filter to seed it with bacteria so you dont throw off the cycle that way.

DONT;

Overfeed! This happens a lot in the betta world, even one extra pellet can make your fish a little constipated. Overfeeding can lead to bloating/constipation and those can lead to worse problems, 2-3 high quality pellets like Northfin Betta bits or Fluval Bug bites betta formula (Ive seen this in petco but had to order the Northfin off amazon) two times a day should be enough. You can substitute a few feedings a week with frozen food, they have small stomachs so feed the equivalent of 2-3 pellets with the frozen food as well. Personally i fast one day a week, its a good practice to help your fish digest its food and I recommend it! I dont feed on Sundays for example. So 3 pellets in the morning and 3 at night, feed one at a time - this will help you know if the fish is eating okay and it will help create less waste.

DONT:

Rush into buying the fish right away, the cycling process is super important to the fish’s heath and your sanity lol. Bad water quality can make a fish sick so easily, this is also why an API master test kit is basically required


Hopefully that helped, its all I can think of right now lol

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/bettafish


This one was recommended to me by my dear friend: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RFL4JMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2JjjDb67EZ03K

It has 2 chambers so more spaces for BB. It says 10-40 gal but it has an adjustable outflow head, so you can easily put it below or over the surface of the water. It also suctions to the side of the tank.

Also, you'll need: air pump, airline tubing (some air pumps come with tubing but don't use it, it doesn't work well. Buy it separately), check valve, bleed valve, T connector.

u/racinglagoon · 3 pointsr/bettafish

I'd recommend a sponge filter! It has almost no pull to it so there's no danger of your bettas fins getting caught. it's gentle flow so the surface of the water will be very still which your betta will appreciate https://www.amazon.com/Hygger-Aquarium-Sponges-Submersible-Salt-Water/dp/B07RFL4JMM/ref=gp_aw_ybh_a_7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AS5QC39E93N2YH1KEVTG&th=1

u/Chahk · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

Equipment:

  • Aqueon 13 gallon widescreen tank with hood
  • Random cheapo LED light bar
  • Hygger double sponge filter with media compartments (small)
  • 50W heater
  • Cobalt Aquatics MJ-400 DIY'd onto the sponge filter
  • USB air pump with air stone

    Plants:

  • 3 pieces of Cholla wood
  • Nice piece of driftwood found in my LFS
  • 2x Anubias
  • 1x Java fern
  • Lots of christmas moss and java moss glued to the wood and rocks.
  • Some other plant I forgot the name of (in the back). "Green" something-or-other.

    Inhabitants:

  • 5 Glofish Tetras of various colors, 1 Black Skirt Tetra, 1 White Skirt Tetra
  • Hillstream Loach. A fish store sold it to me as a "dwarf Pleco." Needless to say, I have since found a different store to call LFS.
  • 4x Amano shrimps. Used to be 5, but one crawled out of the tank last month.
  • 2x Cherry shrimps. Red one has hiding for a few days. Either molting, or giving me more fry. Tetras ate the last batch, so I re-scaped to give the little shimpies more of a chance.
  • Mexican Dwarf Crayfish.

    I plan to move this set-up to a 20-long tank some time soon to give these guys more room.
u/d8ne4m6 · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Snail better to be nerite, they do not reproduce in freshwater and you will have no snail infestation as with ramshorns or hitchhiking on live plants pond snails (you could use alum dip for eliminating them before adding plants to the tank). How many is hard to say, from what I have read, they feed on found in tank algae, if not enough food, they could die, and betta tank has to be kept clean. I have one in 5 gal.

Have no knowledge of big snails like apple or mystery snails, but every snail is a poop factory and the bigger snail the more poop, and bettas need clean water.

1-2 sponge filters with curved outflow should be the best, slowest flow and some filtration, there is even version with biomedia behind the sponge, but compare their sizes, the last one could be much bigger. And a heater to 10 gal size.

Shrimp could be dwarf neocaridina shrimp, like cherry shrimp, blue dreams, Rilis, but their young could be eaten by betta, keep some protected from him area in the tank. This is betta's temperament dependent. 6 should be enough, then they reproduce after becoming adults. You can put there 10-15 too, but mind that each pregnancy results 24-26 babies.

Ghost shrimp are big and may or may not bother betta when he sleeps, so feed them well, if you decide to keep them, 5 should be enough. When buying, watch for an absence of long arms, these would be other species that grow even bigger and you wouldn't like them with small fish.

u/Shackdad · 1 pointr/bettafish

What do you think of this sponge filter(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RFL4JMM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7MdsDb3VSQ8XH). It already comes with the filter media. I think I'm going to go with the Tetra Whisper 20 air pump (I like the ability to a second tank in the future without having to buy another pump.