I'm going to keep this thread updated on what's going in my tank.
When I left for class this afternoon, I had a lot of detritus at the bottom of the tank. I filled it back up today, left everyone in the 10 gallon, will be doing a water change when I get home. I did put some clarify in so maybe that's what isn't getting sucked up. Bugger. I'll probably need a bigger/another filter on it.
I'll be updating this when my brother sends me a pic of the tank about 5.