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    This Friday I'm going to be getting Abalone a glass 2.5 gallon tank, because he needs more heat and I'm afraid to heat a plastic tank too much. I'm just fussed about what sort of filter to put in a 2.5, I don't want to be making too much current and pushing the poor guy around.

    I'm looking at a Hagen Elite Mini 3 Gallon filter, it's the smallest one I can find locally, but all the reviewers mention that it creates a very strong flow. I'm not sure how to diffuse the flow if it's too much. I do water changes all the time so the filter is mostly to push the heated water around evenly, anyway.


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    If you are getting a new tank get him a ten gallon.It cant be that much difference in cost!
    You can get them real cheap used with everything you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernguy
    If you are getting a new tank get him a ten gallon.It cant be that much difference in cost!
    You can get them real cheap used with everything you need.
    I HAVE a ten-gallon, but Abalone is a vicious little guy and I'm sure he'd kill all my neons!

    I'm not allowed to get any more fish tanks, I'm cheating with the 2.5. It's about the closest thing I can get to a new tank without my landlord getting upset with me.

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    lol Its a good thing you don't have a water bed!
    Can you squeeze in a gallon.
    Betas tend to act differently when in a bigger tank and I don't think it could catch a neon or cardinal tetra.Especially if it was decorated properly.Lotsa places for the neons to go if the beta starts after any of them.
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    If you need a heated tank you can still do it with a plastic setup and keep a lower water flow. Get the Eclipse 3 setup. It has a biowheel filter mounted at the top of the tank and the lid fits over the whole thing. Then get a hydor mini-heater for in the tank. Thats the exact setup I have my crowntail female in. Around here both can be had for about 60 dollars.

    Otherwise my suggestion would be a sponge filter. That would probably generate the least current.
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    Just hide a 10g tank in your room!!! No really what about a 5g? Just tell him its a 2.5g!!
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    You can use a piece of plastic( from a pop bottle) to diffuse the flow....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northernguy
    lol Its a good thing you don't have a water bed!
    Can you squeeze in a gallon.
    Betas tend to act differently when in a bigger tank and I don't think it could catch a neon or cardinal tetra.Especially if it was decorated properly.Lotsa places for the neons to go if the beta starts after any of them.
    There's six neons, one glowlight (the last of a batch that didn't work out, he seems to be trucking along for now), two otocinclus, and a snail infestation in there already. My filter for the ten gallon is also much too strong, but I don't want to downgrade the filter or there might not be enough aeration for the rest of the fish. The last time I put a Betta in that tank, he got blown around and ended up sick, I don't trust it for another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon
    You can use a piece of plastic( from a pop bottle) to diffuse the flow....
    How would I do that? :D

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    lol I meant can you squeeze in a 5 gallon.
    Here is a link for a diffuzer.

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