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PaulG 01-22-2013 02:30 PM

The Filterless Tank Picture Thread
 
There seems to be a few of us running filterless tanks, lets show the naysayers what can be done! :red_mouth

My last, currently working on a complete rescape.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6...3221d898_z.jpg

dprais1 01-22-2013 03:05 PM

following

driftwoodhunter 01-22-2013 03:21 PM

me too!

jarvitron 01-22-2013 05:08 PM

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?

Silmarwen 01-22-2013 05:22 PM

I'd love to see some more nice filter-free setups!

PaulG 01-22-2013 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jarvitron (Post 2317641)
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.

mitchfish9 01-23-2013 03:14 AM

PaulG I love your tank! Seems like filterless is trending a little bit right now I will be following along to see more pictures!

Aqualady 01-23-2013 03:21 AM

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

BigTom 01-23-2013 10:24 AM

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;

http://imageshack.us/a/img43/6994/july12front.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2279/july2012sidet.jpg

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/6879/fts1year.jpg

extrame 01-23-2013 11:31 AM

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
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps6e480622.jpg

PaulG 01-23-2013 01:42 PM

I run without co2.

BigTom 01-23-2013 02:58 PM

Yup, no CO2 or ferts (soil substrate).

extrame 01-23-2013 03:06 PM

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

SouthernGorilla 02-01-2013 10:22 PM

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.

extrame 02-02-2013 06:22 AM

if you have a lot of plants in your tank, you could keep water clear.


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