yes it can work. why not get a small canister?
I switched all mine out.
when stealth heaters were recalled they replaced some of mine with visitherm (which use to be as reliable as the stealth)
Really ? I thought the bond becomes stronger over time (with Weld-on 4)?
not all bettas do that and if I notice it happening I can always move the snails.
I have researched and planned for a dwarf puffer 10 gal planted with a sponge filter. I also just thought about some of the shell dwelling cichlids recently