New 10 gallon tank...
Just got a "new" 10 gallon 13x13x20h tank, that I'd like to turn into a paludarium.
Thinking 5" water and the rest landscape. Going to use the HOB to make a waterfall and use foam for the background. - Covered in terrestrial moss with a few pockets of soil into which I will then plant everything else. (Got the "land" part figured out mostly...)
So, I am wondering a couple of things.
If i don't add critters, would i still need to run the filter 24/7?
And, for the water portion, will just soil at the bottom suffice, or does it need to be topped in sand or gravel?