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Small 4 gallon cube tank

I'm setting up a small 4 gallon cube tank for my daughters Betta fish. What would be a nice small filter for it.
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Pretty much any small/mini hang on back filter would be able to do the job (aquaclear, azoo, deep blue). There are some mini canister filters that would be fine as well (tom's rapids, exo-terra, zoomed). I am sure that there are some internal filters that would do the job as well, but I don't have any experience with those. I would focus on finding one that has adjustable flow so that you can keep your betta from being overwhelmed by the current & also can be loaded with whatever filter media you choose vs having to buy only cartridges by whatever manufacturer makes the filter. I am running an exo-terra fx 200 turtle filter on my betta's 5 gallon. I placed the spray bar vertically vs horizontally, facing a corner. This seems to have tamed the flow while still providing good circulation. Hope this helps.
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If you haven't gotten anything yet I would further advise the azoo palm filter. I've had mine for around 2 years and it's honestly amazing and super cheap. You can control the flow and it has a good size for filter media

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I didn't need a filter, just wanted to cycle the tank
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If you don't need a filter there are products like dr tims one and only and alot of others that will cycle a tank , or you could add filter media from an already established tank to the new filter, or add a sponge filter from an established tank , or add gravel from an established tank hope these options help with your cycle. ..
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I didn't need a filter, just wanted to cycle the tank

I'm confused.
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I'm confused.


Lol sorry, I was thinking of my other post for this tank. I forgot about this one. I already bought a api filter http://www.apifishcare.com/product.p...5#.WUHjHYVE2Ec
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