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Best 10 Gallon Betta Filter !! Long-finned Fish LOVE This !!

December 3, 2019

This is a great sponge filter and I have
several of them but I have a better filter for my Betta! Thanks for tuning
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join the COMMUNITY TANKERS! We’re having a blast! Well, this is it! It’s finally
here! this is the Aquarium Biological Sponge Filter. It’s got a couple of
stages and it moves water by airlift using an air pump. It has an adjustable
height stand pipe and also an adjustable flow head so the output can be adjusted
in any direction that you like. I ordered this unit from and I’ll leave
a link in the description below I am an affiliate of and the channel
will receive a small commission should you order something after clicking into
Amazon through the link so thank you in advance this filter is so simple yet
elegant it’s designed well the materials seem to be very well fitted together
functionality looks like it’s going to be a-ok I’m actually quite impressed
with all the features that it offers and it’s so simple
the mechanics can’t go wrong there’s already fittings for air tubes and all
you have to do is add your own air pump I use the check valve and also some
routine maintenance some regular rinsing out and tank water should keep this unit
working for years it’s all plastic to plastic fittings except for an o-ring at
the base of the standpipe that may need to be replaced every once in a while the
Oh balls that are included for biological filtration are a hard type
ball but it’s very light perhaps ceramic but I’m not sure they’re
very rough and seem to have lots of surface area for gathering beneficial
bacteria the whole assembly is intuitive there’s two stoppers to make sure that
the unit stays fixed to the aquarium glass fully assembled this thing is
still light as a feather I’ve added a short section of air tubing
then I’ll add a backflow preventor to once installed simple elegant affordable
and man I just kind of like the looks of this I went ahead and ordered some extra
sponges so maintenance could be done with ease just remove the dirty filter
place the new one then go clean the dirty filter and you’re not out of
service any time at all let’s take a look at just how easy this
thing assembles I’ve taken it out of its original packaging and rinsed everything
in warm water here we go I think this is a fairly
self-explanatory process but if you have any questions please leave them in the
comments and I’ll answer them as quickly as possible here’s the exploded view of all the
pieces disassembled and now in real time we’re going to put this thing together
and then take a look at this unit in service in a 10 gallon aquarium it’s just that simple
and now we’re ready for a demonstration in a 10 gallon aquarium again this is a
pretty straightforward procedure so just watch and enjoy the reason I like this pump so much for
betters and other long-finned fishes is because of the gentle flow the air is
generated in a perpendicular manner from the floor of the aquarium then it
reaches the top of the output and changes direction before the discharge
absorbing some of the energy making the flow generated very gentle you can see
the inaccurate in floating very slowly on the surface of the water this
illustrates a long defend fish not having to spend a lot of effort to go
against the flow or being blown around the tank in a direction it doesn’t want
to go to further illustrate the point here’s a
delicately balanced mobile and I’m gonna submerge this in the water and see how
much flow was happening near the bottom of the tank well there you have it
not much flow at all at the bottom of the tank and I think long-finned fishes
will enjoy this filter in particular if you liked this video let us know by
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  • Reply River Life December 2, 2019 at 4:44 am

    I love bettas and I love this filter! I hope you enjoy this video featuring the BEST betta filter demonstrations ๐Ÿ‘More creative River Life content here:

  • Reply Angela Cross December 2, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Looking forward to this one!

  • Reply notNolajane FishRich December 3, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Woohhh….ordered a few did you? I'm wondering if I would need two because I divide my 10 gallon betta tanks…so they need filtration or at the very least aeration on both sides ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

  • Reply Tara hm December 3, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks for the video, Rack! Really cool, I've never seen a filter quite like that before. The Design seems almost perfect. The only drawback I can see happening without trying the filter, is that the very light green sponge might show gunk very quickly, or even stain if you have brown diatom algae. So I wonder if you can use the small black intake tube filter sponges with it instead?

  • Reply Darryl Deyerle December 3, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Iโ€™ve used this filter in my bare bottomed quarantine tanks for well over a year and really like it. The only issues is where the stand pipe fits into the base. Both of mine eventually developed small leaks allowing some of the air to escape at that junction. Taking it apart and then reassembling it helps for a few days, but then it starts leaking again. This, however does not prevent the filter from having more than acceptable flow. Also, if you have it all the way on the bottom of the tank, detritus accumulates near the bottom, but that is easily taken care of with good tank maintenance, which Iโ€™m sure you all do. Overall, I give this two thumbs up!

  • Reply Christian Shipley December 3, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Way back when I got into the aquarium hobby bubble filters were what I used. Hang ons were the new thing and nobody ever heard of a canister or sump. Only saltys had the refugium filter systems.

  • Reply Sailfin Aquatics December 3, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Great filter for fry too! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply B Mowdy December 3, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Great video and great demonstration. I keep a lot of bettas and I may have to get one of these to change up my basic sponge filters.

  • Reply Jennifer A Shepherd December 3, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Looks a great filter, like someone else said for a fry tank. Fantastic demonstration Rack.

  • Reply Mark Hunter December 3, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Super demonstration, never seen this style of sponge filter before but looks good ๐Ÿค“

  • Reply J's Betta Room December 3, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Great video I'm definitely buying a few for my fry tanks. Looking forward to Thursday Livestream and more Betta content

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