New Filter For My Betta 5 Gallon Tank

  1. Lovebug903 Member Member

    Hey guys...im looking to swap out my filter. I currently have the Whisper 2-10 internal filter which the current is to high for him. Ive tried putting pillow stuffing(cant find filter floss) and that is just not working out. Its causing the back of the filter to back up and cause water floods out the back of the tank onto the wire. So im torn between getting the whisper 3i(which is for up to 3 gallons), the red sea nano, or the toms aquarium internal filter. recommendations? likes/dislikes?
     
  2. TedsTank Well Known Member Member

    Hi Lee,
    Look into getting a Sponge Filter if you have an air pump.
    They aren't expensive and wonderful filters, especially for small tanks!!
     

  3. alicem Member Member

    I have this Aqueon 10 filter on my 5G betta tank.
    http://www.petco.com/Assets/product_images/0/015905060806C.jpg
    https://www.fishlore.com/fishforum/fish-tank-filters/21084-aqueon-power-filter-10-a.html
    The flow from the return doesn't bother him at all and it's quiet too, but (disclaimer time) that's my experience with my tank and betta. :)

    If you change filters, transfer as much of the bio parts as possible to your new filter, or put it in the tank temporarily, to help keep your cycle.
    Little tanks, especially a 5G are not very stable, especially when newly set up.
    hth,
    alicem
     
  4. fishtroy Well Known Member Member

    poor little guy, did the strength of the filter move him about the tank?
     
  5. Furallicah Well Known Member Member

    Hi I know I have replied late but I have a whisper 3i filter and A sponge filter lol. They both work good together