Looking for a small internal filter
Hello all. As the title says I'm looking for a compact internal filter, to replace the stock filter in Aqueon's 5 gallon Minibow 5. (You don't have to read further than this if you already have a suggestion.) oh yeah, this ain't a high tech tank, so I'm not spending a wad on this filter.
I know it isn't a great tank, but I'm letting my kid start with it, and we'll see where it goes from there. Anyway, I've always hated the filter design on this thing. It barely filters, it blocks half the light, and because of that, it is the only part of the whole setup that even threatens to grow algae. Which it does within a few days of new filter cartridge installation. Anyway, enough venting.
I don't want to try an HOB, and it doesn't really seem worth a canister. A small internal seems the way to go, but I'm open to arguments. I don't even insist that it be formally rated for 5gallons. I think I could turn OFF the filter, do a 20% water change each week, and match what the stock filter (plus 20% water change) gets. I just don't have any experience with or knowledge of internal filters, so who makes one that will get the job done? Preferably for a reasonable price?