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Old 08-17-2010, 10:32 AM   #21 
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Your tank looks awesome! He looks so tiny in that tank, it looks much bigger than 5 gallons.
Thanks so much. It's hard to believe it is only a 5 gal. tank, but it is!!!
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:44 PM   #22 
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WM finally got these back in stock - yay!

How many pounds of gravel did you use to fill the bottom? I have a 5 lb bag. Do you think that'll be enough? I've read that you should use anywhere from 1 - 2 lbs/gallon.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:01 PM   #23 
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Are there filter replacement pads available for this tank?
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:05 PM   #24 
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Don't bother replacing the pads. You really don't need to. It'll save you money too! Just rinse them in dirty tank water when you do water changes to remove big debris and pop em back in.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:20 PM   #25 
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WM finally got these back in stock - yay!

How many pounds of gravel did you use to fill the bottom? I have a 5 lb bag. Do you think that'll be enough? I've read that you should use anywhere from 1 - 2 lbs/gallon.
Thanks for the heads up - I like the first one I got so much, I just ordered another one!!!

I don't know how many pounds of gravel I put in. I had some extra sitting around and used that.

Put your 5 pounds in and see how you like it. If you want it deeper, you can always get more to add.
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Don't bother replacing the pads. You really don't need to. It'll save you money too! Just rinse them in dirty tank water when you do water changes to remove big debris and pop em back in.
Great! So *nothing* needs to be replaced on the filter at all? I don't have it in my hands yet, so I am unfamiliar with the set up, as this will be my first experience with a filter.

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Thanks for the heads up - I like the first one I got so much, I just ordered another one!!!

I don't know how many pounds of gravel I put in. I had some extra sitting around and used that.

Put your 5 pounds in and see how you like it. If you want it deeper, you can always get more to add.
My local Petsmart only has 5 lb bags. Since I don't have my tank yet, I was wondering if I needed another bag. I guess I'll just have to be patient and wait til next week.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:20 PM   #27 
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No, you don't need to replace anything. You will need to rinse it now and then and take it apart and clean the impeller but that's it. Your kit should have instructions on cleaning the impeller. I suggest you learn how to take it apart before you use it. It helps! :)
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