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Old 05-15-2011, 08:51 PM   #1 
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Talking 5 gallon tank:)

Just got my first 5 gallon

Apollo doesnt really know what to think yet so he is just chillin in the corner...he did look at the tall plant but thats it.
Hope he warms up to it:)
Oh and he has a small golden snail in there.

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Old 05-15-2011, 09:07 PM   #2 
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Awesome! Apollo will be one happy fish when he gets settled in. :)
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:17 AM   #3 
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He is:) I still need something bigger than what I have to cover his filter though. The current is still a little strong.





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Old 05-16-2011, 09:20 AM   #4 
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I have a 5G. I use an aquarium sponge attached with an elastic to the front of the place where the water spills out of the filter.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:27 AM   #5 
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I can't help but to fell in love with your tank, the plants, the stones.... and that BARREL! Omg that's such a cute set up, you must be very proud of it, you should! =D
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:30 AM   #6 
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I have a 5G. I use an aquarium sponge attached with an elastic to the front of the place where the water spills out of the filter.
I do something almost Identical to this. I have live plants so I don't need the filter for collecting debris, I just use mine for water circulation. So I took all the filter media out and placed the aq sponge inside. It takes at least 80% of my water flow down. So I highly suggest going with Canuck's advice. Eventually though if it's a rubber band it'll rot and snap (ending up inside your fish tank, bad idea in the long run but good for short use). I'd probably use some thread to tie it on or fishing line instead of the rubber band.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:30 AM   #7 
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Canuck thanks for that! Is that the same thing as a fluval sponge?

and Sillycone I am def proud of it:):) Thank you:):)
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:33 AM   #8 
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It's labelled as "Aquarium Foam" in pet stores, but it's just a fish safe sponge really. I'd get the bigger ones labeled for larger aquariums (I got one meant for 150-200 gallon tanks) because they seem denser and cut back water better.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #9 
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Okay I will try that! Thanks!
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Okay I will try that! Thanks!
:) No problem!
Hope he's digging his new home!
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