filtering my betta Biotope

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by monkeypie102, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    okay as many of you know I am doing the Betta Imbellis Biotope and I set it up today (link in my siggy) now I have an issue... Filtration... do I use a sponge filter that says it works for 5-10g or a HOB that is for 5-15g? I don't want to much of the Tannins to get pulled from the water but I don't want it dirty either... will the HOB mess up the sand that is on the bottom or should I just stick with the sponge filter that will keep it oxygenated but won't mess with the water flow to much :/ Thanks for the advice guys...
  2. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    Either one would work. You don't have to worry about losing tannins if you don't use filter carbon.
  3. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    I know I should know this so feel free to shoot me... Filter carbon?? *hides behind chair*
  4. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    would the carbon be the little rock things in the sponge or would it be the black thing sitting in the filter that feels like a brillo pad?
  5. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    Filter carbon is the black gravel like material.
  6. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    ahhh... well the only carbon I have then came inside the filters sponge insert thingy (xD I failed that vocab test)
  7. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    I love sponge filters. Simple, cheap and effective. They also don't produce a lot of current.

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