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post #1 of 93 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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The Filterless Tank Picture Thread

There seems to be a few of us running filterless tanks, lets show the naysayers what can be done!

My last, currently working on a complete rescape.


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Awesome picture. You say this is after a rescape, how long has the tank been running? Do you do water changes? Is there anything providing water movement? What's the flora/fauna stock like?
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I'd love to see some more nice filter-free setups!

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Awesome picture. You say this is after a rescape, how long has the tank been running? Do you do water changes? Is there anything providing water movement? What's the flora/fauna stock like?
This was the tank before the current rescape, which is unfinished.

I only did top offs maybe once a week or so. Stocking was 14 Flame Tetras, ammonia reading was always zero, nitrites zero, nitrates never over 10ppm. Movement provided by small pump. Tank was only running 9 months before I had to move house, gave the fish to my mum.

I did make a mistake with this tank and that was using John Innes 3, my water was already very hard and this sent it up further. Other than that the only thing I'm doing different this time round is removing the pump and heater, but that's only because I don't want to this time round.

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PaulG I love your tank! Seems like filterless is trending a little bit right now I will be following along to see more pictures!
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Hi I am new here and I really like the idea of filter-less tank because I have an area I would really like a small tank (6 gallon bookshelf at lfs) but I want as few cords as possible since its on a nook bar like thing.....so I am following
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My big tank is now running a filter since I greatly increased stocking levels but here are a few old shots form when it was filterless;





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post #10 of 93 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 11:31 AM
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Amazing tank Bigtom! someday i want to setup one just like yours
are the tanks in this thread run without Co2 too?

here's mine
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I run without co2.

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Yup, no CO2 or ferts (soil substrate).
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ok! i got no co2 in mine too.
also have another npt which is up longer than the one posted above but i would be re-doing it cos it was over run by the valis. neglected it for almost 2 years. just feed the fish and top-ups
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How do y'all keep the water so clear without a filter? We tried running filterless on our ten-gallon and it just turned into a mud puddle.
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if you have a lot of plants in your tank, you could keep water clear.

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