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7.5 gallon filter options

So I'm converting my nano reef to fresh water planted and thought my existing filter would work, but it was completely trashed when I took it out and looked and it. So now I'm back to square one.
I'm looking at things like the Azoo Palm Filter and I'm wondering, since the tank will probably only wind up with about 5 gallons of actual water in it, once the substrate + rock are added, and I'm not planning on being particularly ambitious with the stocking(a betta and maybe a few cories), if that would work.

This is the filter I'm talking about-->
Amazon.com : AZOO Mignon Filter 60 : Aquarium Filters : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : AZOO Mignon Filter 60 : Aquarium Filters : Pet Supplies

If not, what are some other solid, quiet, economical options?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 02:20 AM
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Looks like it'd be great for a betta.
Dwarf corys too? Maybe. Maybe not

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I've used both the zoomed 501 mini canister and the marina s10. Both are very quiet,

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I've got one of the Azoo 60's running on a homebuilt cube of about 5 gallons . Got it because it was cheap and small . Had it for about 2 months now , no complaints . It's quiet , you can adjust flow , and it comes with a foam pre filter which fits over the intake tube to keep fry from getting sucked in . The only possible downside is the filter cartridge which is this tiny sponge thing . It works OK but eventually I'll figure out something better.
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those filters are great for tanks that size in my opinion and are fairly cheap as well. if you wanted something more like a canister filter you can also look into TOMs mini canister filter which would also work on a tank that size (might be to much flow though for a betta)
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cant beat that price! another reason I love having nano tanks, not only can I have more space for multiple tanks, but its also cheaper as well haha
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Thanks for the replies guys! I went ahead and ordered one, from Drs. Foster + Smith, and it was $13 total. Love how cheap nanos can be if you keep them low tech
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The Azoo HOBs are awesome
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I wound up with 4.5 gallons of water after I added 20 pounds of Eco-complete and a couple of seiryu stones, so it should work like a charm.
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Holy crap, thats cheap! $7? But, whats the shipping cost?
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Holy crap, thats cheap! $7? But, whats the shipping cost?
I got it from drs. F+S e bay store and the shipping was $6. No tax.
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