My filter requires an air pump, which is why when he was asking me I told him to get one. And now he knows he was right figuring out my name on here. I had him get on here when he thought the air pump was an airstone. I don't really know what all he needs help on, but I know he's confused as to what to get for the tank. That's one of the main things he keeps asking about, and I can't answer it all. I'm a semi-newbie to this stuff, and my tank has completely different requirements than his will, example being my room is always really warm, so my tank is steady at 78 degrees without a heater.