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Old 03-10-2013, 02:25 PM   #11 
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Our old minibow1 filled
I fill mine right up to the bottom of the black casing.
Is this too high??
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:27 PM   #12 
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You should be doing 1 100% and 1 50% for a total of 2 water changes per week. This is the ideal for that size tank; I've always been able to keep the params down when I used that schedule.

A word of advice for the minibow, find something to cover the filter pad so no light hits it. Otherwise it is really prone to algae and it gets really annoying to clean up. :)
I only do 2 50% changes per week.
So, that's not enough?
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I like to make sure there is an inch for air space. I dont think this picture was before i filled it up right bellow the outflow
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:36 PM   #14 
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I would say that's way too much gravel and not enough water. You're essentially turning a 2.5 gallon into a 1 gallon, if even.
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copied from the link I gave you:

1-4gal with a filter
Twice weekly-1-50% water only and 1-50% with substrate cleaning by vacuum or stir and dip method.
Filter media needs a swish/rinse in old tank water a couple of times a month.

I would take out half the gravel and fill it to the bottom of the black rim.
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That's only a 1 gallon minibow that we returned to get a 5 gallon tank with filter. One of them learning after doing experience
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:33 PM   #17 
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That's only a 1 gallon minibow that we returned to get a 5 gallon tank with filter. One of them learning after doing experience
Even worse. There is probably less than half a gallon of water in there...
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He was only in it for a night until we got out to Walmart
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He was only in it for a night until we got out to Walmart
oops, sorry, I thought you were the original poster.
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Lol its all good. I actually returned it and told them i didnt like it and got a 5 gallon for the same price
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