Originally Posted by Bina
1) Pump/filter: maybe the outside hang on the tank type....AquaClear mini?
unless its seriously under stocked, all tanks need a filter to house the good bacteria that turns fish poo into something less harmful.
2) Can I turn off the pump at night to avoid the noise factor?
no, the bacteria needs constant circulation to stay alive.
3) Do I really need gravel on the bottom.... it's hard to clean.
nope!! bare bottom makes for super easy clean up. get a turkey baster
4) Would snails or an algae eater help with waste in the tank?
Thanks for any help.
probably make it worse. they reproduce and poop a bunch. stick to water changes to manage waste and thus algae.
sorry so short- one hand typing.
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