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Old 02-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #16
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We do have a lot of plants in our tank. We even have an emersed ivy to pull out nitrates. But all of that doesn't get our water looking like what I see in these photos. I can't post a pic here since it's not filterless. But check my profile.

Maybe the trick is to keep a tank more lightly stocked than we have.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #17
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Those are pretty impressive, especially considering the fish in there. I've only done this on small nanos. Here are a couple:


Large Rock Nano Cube by naturalaquascapedesigns, on Flickr


Nano Moss Cube by naturalaquascapedesigns, on Flickr
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:09 PM   #18
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I am crazy interested in doing this for a 40gallon. I just want lights, heater and a very small powerhead for water circulation. I was thinking of running DIY Co2, would that be ok?
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #19
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Houseofcards,

What kind of light is that? I've been looking for decent LED lights for nano desktops...Thanks
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:57 PM   #20
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man these are nice, I'm starting to get some crazy ideas as I'm sitting here looking around my boring work desk.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #21
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I am struggling with a decision on whether to go filter-less for my first ever riparium in planing. Starting a separate thread soliciting advise did not produce much useful information. hopefully this thread will get more attention.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #22
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The attached pic is a 20 G. Nothing fancy. Just room light for the emersed plants. The ferts are just what the 30 or so Fancy Guppies in the tank produce. No water changes or mechanical filtration, just top off the tank a couple of times a week and trim the plants. The plants thrive in the pure water conditions as do the fish.

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Old 05-13-2013, 10:21 PM   #23
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Wow that is a lush setup!
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #24
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here's my 2.5 gallon... I do agree that filterless is easier to do with a nano.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #25
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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


Holly he'll is that val up back? If so I'm ripping all my stems out and letting the vale take over
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #26
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Here is my 3 gallon bowl. Its about 4 months old today.

Inhabitants are tons of MTS, tons of zebra nerite snails, and currently 3 RCS. I'll be adding more RCS soon. No heater, no filter, and 6,500 K light ~8 hrs. a day. I do a ~30% water change roughly every two weeks, or whenever I remember. The water stays around 65-68 degrees. I don't measure anything else.












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Old 05-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #27
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I still haven't finished my rescape haha!
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Got a tank? Doing it filterless? Add it here!

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=221729
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #28
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Bookmarking to read. Awesome tanks from a quick glance.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #29
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Holly he'll is that val up back? If so I'm ripping all my stems out and letting the vale take over
hi MurphyC,
yup those are valis. be careful thou, it could easily take over your tank.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:31 AM   #30
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Going back to freshwater after keeping saltwater tanks for a while, I completely forgot about the need for a filter. I believe it is more reliable to have all of the nitrifying bacteria colonize on the substrate and hardscape (especially something as porous as driftwood) vs. having them mostly contained to a small area outside of the tank that could easily fail.

with the tank I just set up, I may end up slowly removing the filter media and try running filterless.
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