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how tall is too tall?

I have a cylinder that's about 8" diameter but 2.5-3' tall. I'm worried about the lack of circulation. Also I was originally thinking shrimp. Could this do a few shrimp and maybe some neon?
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Should I put a bubble stone at the bottom? I'm just learning about planted nano tanks and shrimp, so any info appreciated
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I've seen this done on this forum. The limitation tends to be the light, as in penetration down to the bottom can be an issue. But then you use low light plants, mosses, etc.

Shrimp definitely yes, I am doing that for mine.
Circulation if an issue, how about an air stone? I'm using one at night for a shorter cylinder than what you're planning.
There are small internal filters too.

One of the last posts on this thread shows a deep cylinder. But there are other examples in the forum.
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=911650

Low tech show and tell thread https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=99729

Nano low tech tanks
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=363465

I am hesitant about neons in a cylinder like this (don't they prefer more horizontal swimming room?) but White Cloud minnows have been used in smaller tanks before, same with Endlers livebearers. As in, folks in this forum have done it successfully.

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If you don't like bubbles, put the filter intake at the bottom and output at the top and you get plenty of circulation. A spray bar on top will disturb the water adequately to get good air exchange, and the water of necessity will flow to the bottom to the output. You can also then plumb the filter so you can use that filter intake to drain the tank for water changes (siphoning a tank that deep is going to be a pain).

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I'd only keep shrimp in that small a tank length wise (8" across) or just snails like blue ramshorns since neither need long (length) tanks for swim room like fish.

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