Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bellefontaine, Ohio
I have had great success over the years with no filtration. Fish are healthy and plants grow. Most fish that I keep. except African cichlids, thrive in neutral to slightly acid pH and very soft water. I do a 50% water change with RO water each week. Fish love it and breed well, especially discus. However, my discus did best on 50% daily changes. No more expensive filtration systems with this method. I also plant my plants in a rich soil. Madagascar and cryptocoryne plants don't go into recession. Try it!