Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Filter Solutions for a 5 gallon hex
I have a 5 gallon hex that I would like to set back up. While cleaning it up earlier today, I found that the filter no longer works. I don't know what happened to it, since it worked fine a couple of months ago when I took down the tank.
A replacement pump assembly is $11 at petmountain plus another $7 for shipping. Should I get this one, or should I try some other type of filter. A different filter, like a HOB, would require modifying the hood, or removing the hood and using a different light. That might not be a bad thing, though, since this tank is a pita to get into. The tank right now has a 13 watt mini spiral cfl light. If I got a new filter, I would probably use a desk lamp to light it.
I plan to plant the tank and put my betta back in it. It used to be his home, before I kicked him out to try my hand at shrimp (that failed, so now he gets his home back).
What would you do? Buy the replacement filter assembly, or modify the hood to use a different filter, or just remove the hood entirely and use a lamp and HOB filter?