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Fluval Ebi - shrimp only question

For those of you using the Ebi - will the internal filter provide enough filtration on a temporary basis for a shrimp only bio-load?

Looking at non-CO2 but with plants (floaters and mosses and anubias probably).

Going to put some Taiwan PFR in here and curious if I can get by with 30 of them in here without immediately having to add a different filter.
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Shrimp make up a tiiiiiny bioload.

You could fit a couple hundred in there with the supplied filter. Though, definitely replace it if/when you can with some sort of canister.
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Shrimp make up a tiiiiiny bioload.

You could fit a couple hundred in there with the supplied filter. Though, definitely replace it if/when you can with some sort of canister.
Is the canister really that significant of an upgrade? Seems like massive overkill for sucha tiny tank...

With that said I am running an AC50 in mine and I think even that's over the top.
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It's not necessary but it's nice. I run a small Eheim on my Ebi tanks and they're perfect.

Standard dual-sponge filters also do the job.

Because the Ebi is so small, it's often an issue of aesthetics, though, and they almost always look better without distractions in the tank.
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It's not necessary but it's nice. I run a small Eheim on my Ebi tanks and they're perfect.

Standard dual-sponge filters also do the job.

Because the Ebi is so small, it's often an issue of aesthetics, though, and they almost always look better without distractions in the tank.
Yeah, I will almost certainly change the stock filter out for a canister eventually just so that I don't have to look at the ugly thing.
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Yeah, I will almost certainly change the stock filter out for a canister eventually just so that I don't have to look at the ugly thing.
+10 on replacing the stock filter...although I think it actually looks kind of cool

The only problems being that it's loud, fragile and bad for shrimp
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