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no-filter shrimp tank

i have a 2.5g tank in the closet and i'd like to set it up as a shrimpery. Any suggestions on a very low light, no filter shrimp tank?
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If you dont want a filter, at very least I'd go with an air pump. 2.5 gallons of planted tank could get a little stagnant without some circulation.
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If you dont want a filter, at very least I'd go with an air pump. 2.5 gallons of planted tank could get a little stagnant without some circulation.
And if you use an airpump, why not hook up a sponge filter to it?

That's how I run all my shrimp tanks. Either a bubble-driven sponge filter or a power-head driven one, but they're easy to use and maintain. No worries of killing baby shrimp either.

My vote is for an air-driven one.
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Just adding my vote for some kind of water movement too, air-powered works just fine!


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I have an air pump i can put on it, no problems, and a nice diffuser wood piece. Change a few quarts of water every other week.. the shrimpies should do fine, no?

Edit: I was planning on seeding the aquarium with tossing some old filter floss from another aquarium into the tank and sinking it with a rock or something, and some plants from the other aquariums. Filling up the tank with drained water from the other aquariums also.
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I wouldnt bother seeding the tank. Bacteria will arrive on the plants you introduce, and I wouldnt want dirty old filter floss sitting at the bottom of a tank with no filter.
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