I ended up getting another hagen elite mini internal for $7 :/ how do you make your own sponge filter with an air pump? I have a spare lying around.
That's a very low maintenance bowl without a filter, I guess the snails eat the fish poo and process it down further so the plants use it up fast? I threw some malaysian trumpets in everything I have.
Well... the sponge is meant to fit over an intake tube.
I always replace the filter that comes with my tanks with an Aquaclear So I have a few extra HOBs lying around.
I took an extra airstone I have and made it smaller, Weighted down the bottom of the sponge with a few pieces of slate, Cut the intake tube down to size, about 2 cm below the lid of the cubus. I stuck the airstone in the bottom of the sponge, took the airline tubing and stuck it down to intake and to the airstone. Connected it, and fit the intake into the sponge. It took some fiddling to make sure that the air went up the tubing and was pulling water through the sponge. But in the end it works out well for a filter in a pinch.
I'm out of money and my shrimp come tomorrow, so This is the best filter their gonna get for now. I just wish I knew if I could make it smaller. Its bit big for my liking.
Can't wait for something smaller...
It is very low maintenance. I do a 25 - 50% water change about once a month and feed my betta once day. The shrimp I dont feed.. they just survive off of... who knows what... lol
Oddly theres no snails... Just a single zebra nerite...
There were bladder snails... but after a while there not a single on in there. Not sure if there just wasnt anything to eat, or if my betta picked them off.
I haven't been to the store yet to look at my options as far as filters go. But so far it looks like I'm gonna be ordering one online in the future.\
Trying to convince my friend that she needs an azoo filter for her 5 gallon betta tank. Her internal filter takes up too much space!! lol..
I really just want her to split shipping with me...