picassothebetta said: Hey so any advice on the filtering/heating of a large bowl? Because you make me want to do the bowl thing.
Ahhhh! I’m so glad you like it and are even inspired by it! :D
And pretty much any tiny heater and filter will do. I use a whisper 1-3 gallon air driven filter but I noticed most of the 5 gallon and under filters were air-driven and mostly even all had the same shape so I say just look for what your local stores have. It’s probably going to end up a little janky, mine has two suction cups on the back to hold it to the side on the tank but with the bowl I just ended up suctioning the bottom cup to the side and just kinda hooking the top one over the edge of the bowl so it hold the lip of the filter above the water. However, thankfully the curve of the bowl works in your favor as far as viewing because it distorts your view and usually makes huge blind spots you can mostly hide the filter and a small heater in.
Speaking of the heater- most any small 5 gallon and under heater will do, most come with a suction cup that will hold it along the back. The only thing I’ll say about it is be careful! Most heaters this small do not have a thermostat and so will not shut off if things get too hot! So it’s important to keep an eye on the temperature for a week or three while everything in the tiny tank is settling! You may need to get a less powerful heater or a more powerful one that comes with a thermostat!