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Old April 23rd, 2009, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bina View Post
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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