Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Upstate New York - Albany Area
Fluval Spec 2 - Do I need to run the filter 24x7?
Hi, I am new to the forum. I just got a Fluval Spec 2 and I am going to set it up on my desk at work. I plan to have live plants, 1 needle leaf fern, 1 anubias petite, some xmas moss and some floating frogbit. I plan to add some Red Cherry shrimp and that is it.
I don't want to run the filter on the weekends just in case something happened and no one was there, I kind of feel better if it was not running during the weekend. I will have the lights on a timer so the tank will get light everyday.
Do I really need the filter running 24x7 in a planted shrimp tank? Or can I get away with running for 8 hours M-F while I am at work?
My tank is not a walstad tank, but I do see some walstad tanks that don't have filters. So I was thinking I could get away with not running the filter all the time.
Please give me your thoughts on this.
P.S. What do you think about having fish tanks at the office, do you recommend them or not?