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FILTER OR NO FILTER?

Post by yvonnewolfe on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:54 am

Does anybody use filters or air bubbles in their betta tank? I have recently put an air hose in the tanks, and by boys have stopped making their bubble nests.

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Re: FILTER OR NO FILTER?

Post by kizno1 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:58 am

I would never have a tank without a filter. Is it just a air stone or is it a air driven filter? Just air stones arnt needed especially with bettas since they breath in oxygen from the surface. Do you have any floating plants in the tank? Floating plants or floating indian almond leaves will often tempt bettas to make bubblenests in them.
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Post by yvonnewolfe on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:02 am

I always have fresh plants in the tank. I use just an air stone. Maybe I just need a new set up with a filter. Thanks for your help!

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Post by kizno1 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:08 am

Do the plants go to the surface?
You can use sponge filters that are driven of air stones. Like this
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Post by yvonnewolfe on Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:23 pm

The plants do float on the surface. Thank you so much for the info!

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Re: FILTER OR NO FILTER?

Post by Nataliey on Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:09 pm

For my 21 litre tank i use a penn plax small filter it looks like this one:

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Re: FILTER OR NO FILTER?

Post by silverrabbit on Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:37 pm

I deffo use filters - can't be dealing with water changes every other day to keep ammonia at bay. Filters make life so much easier Smile
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Re: FILTER OR NO FILTER?

Post by Nataliey on Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:33 am

silverrabbit wrote:I deffo use filters - can't be dealing with water changes every other day to keep ammonia at bay. Filters make life so much easier Smile

I agree silver the everyday water change...noooo!!!
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