Canister Filter for Small Cabinet
I'm setting up a nano, about 9 gallons, and looking for advice on an appropriate canister filter that fits the cabinet.
Plants will be low-mid light. Probably will have a beta and some ember tetras, a couple of pygmy corys.
Here's the issue:
I've got a cabinet with 14 1/2" opening for the doors, and only another 1 1/2" above to the bottom of a drawer, so a max height of about 16."
If needed, I can convert the drawer to a false drawer and gain another 4 1/2" of space to the to of the cabinet, but I'd hate to lose the drawer.
I'm assuming I'll also need some height to pull the hoses out the back.
On top of all this, I'd like to run an inline heater.
I've been researching canisters, and can't seem to find one that fits the space. They're either crappy or don't have flow valves to disconnect the lines (which I could buy, but then I'm back to the height issue).
Would love some thoughts here. Thanks in advance!