Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Calgary. AB, Canada
No-filter, no-heater nano's??
I'm thinking of setting up a small (2+gal) planted vase for the bedroom. My husband is a super light sleeper, and I worry any kind of filter will keep him up (hob, sponge, whatever). I've seen a ton of videos by MD Tanks and Floo the Flowerhorn, and they do no-filter, no-heater nano tanks that are beautiful and exactly what I'd like to accomplish.
But I don't quite understand the science behind it. In the setup videos they don't explain how it works, how the water maintains quality, how it affects the nitrogen cycle/good bacteria, etc.
Is it just a matter of over-planting, lots of floating plants, understocking, and frequent water changes?
For plants I like the low light plants like crypts, vals, java ferns, etc. For fauna I was thinking some cherry shrimp and maybe a few guppy fry from my main tank (if/when my guppies ever have fry!). Nothing too demanding or with a high bioload.
Any advice or explanations on how this works? Tips for setting up?
And if you care to share your no-filter, no-heater nano I'd love to see it!
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