New here and to this hobby. Need help with planted tank
I have a 5 gallon minibow tank. I have 5 neons, 4 crystal shrimp and 1 rock shrimp.
There is Java Moss, Java fern, Amazon Sword, Hemianthus Callitrichoides and 3 other plants.
!.)The minibow filter makes very little current for the rock shrimp so I bought a small AquaClear powerhead for 5-10gallon tank. Problem is I find it too loud. The desk it's on seems to carry the vibration noise of the powerhead. What can I do? Any small silent power heads out there?
2.)It says not to submerge the pump below the water line. But because of the lip of the top of the tank I would have to drain some water out and have about 1" less of water which i don't want.
Can the powerhead be submerged?
3.)I had film on the surface of the water so i tried running an air pump with a fine air stone. The film is now gone. Can the air pump be on 24 hours or should it be off at night?