Thanks for the replies.
I only have the one tank, and not planning on getting more at this stage. I'm not sure what you mean by a sponge pump, is there any chance you could send me a pic of one? I have a spare pump here, so that may do the trick if I know what I'm looking at
I think the particles are from the substrate, so will do as you suggested and wash them again. I don't have any live plants in there, just a few silk ones and some decorations. I didn't think of the photo until after I posted my question.
This is all new to me, so thank you for answering.
Thanks for the reply Rod.
Is a 30 litre tank ok? I thought the more room the better?
I have gravel but can change it to sand if that would be better. I use Sydney Whhite Washed sand for my reptiles, so would that be suitable?
Not sure about the plants, I will need to go to my pet shop and check them out. As above, I have silk ones at the moment.
I don't feed flake food, I use blood worms, and I only feed him every other day, is that right? I was told not to over feed him, so I hope I'm doing this right? Thank you.