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Filtering a .5g tank.

How should I go about doing this? I don't want to try a HOB as the current will probably uproot everything. A small canister filter might be too much as well. Anyone have a DIY filter or an idea?
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I think it may be easier just to do water changes several times a week, even a small sponge filter may be too large but that seems the next best option

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1/2 gal tank? well, I wouldn't even filter it to begin with. Just put in some good active (cycled) substrate and plant at will.


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I think it may be easier just to do water changes several times a week, even a small sponge filter may be too large but that seems the next best option
I second the frequent water changes...
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Alright. I guess I'll do water changes or if I can make a sump. o_o
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Wow. the first thing i thought when i saw your thread title is you don't ya my dad has a 2g betta tank and all he does is has 2 yogurt containers one with conditioned water and one without. he would take out the water with the empty one then add the next one. takes the least effort possible and he does it everyday.

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you could also try this-
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ano-tanks.html

I think the tank in this pic is .5 gallons
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you could also try this-
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...ano-tanks.html

I think the tank in this pic is .5 gallons
I would do that, but a little time consuming..
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I found a filter!. Its called Aqua Lifter and it filters 3.5gph and theres an add on to put filter floss in it . I think I'll use this.
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http://www.petsolutions.com/default....37&SID=FROOGLE

Anyone have experience with this website?
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Macnut in another thread use this Red Sea Nano Filter for his .5 gal
BigAl have it for $7.49

http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...anofilterclear
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The red sea nano filter is pretty cool. I also bought the aqua lifter for an extreme-nano project that will have a sump. Have not tried it yet but would imagine that is too little flow for a .5 gallon. My extreme-nano will only contain a few ounces of H2o.
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Yeah, probably not enough flow, but I can't stand the cloudy water anymore.

Btw, where did you buy your Aqua Lifter?
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from Big Als last week but they appear to be sold out ATM.
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Darn... all the acknowledgable sites are sold out.. =(.
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