Could you plop in a powerhead? While technically not a "filter", if you put a sponge on it, that may work to give you some normal-ish filtration without being a full fledged canister or HOB.
Can it be on a timer or does it have to run all the time? I should correct myself in my first post. I can't have anything running while I'm not in the office.Could you plop in a powerhead? While technically not a "filter", if you put a sponge on it, that may work to give you some normal-ish filtration without being a full fledged canister or HOB.
Hello LIC...I would like to have a small planted tank in my office but we're not allowed to have filters running when we're not in the office so it'll have to be self sustained.
I know some members have such tanks/bowls and I would love to hear any ideas, inputs, and experiences, including what kind of tank you would recommend, and what kind of low-demand livestock it can sustain. Thank you!
Thanks for the input. Yeah power usage issues. I corrected myself againA power head immediatly makes this tank 5-10g minimum otherwise stuff will be blowing everwhere and it sounds like no filters because of electrical usage? Id go with a planted bowl, cfl light. Dwarf sag, dgh, s.repens, blyxa, hydrocotle, crypts and anubias are all good plants. Dirt with a sand cap. White cloud minnows, sparkling gouramis, badisbadis, danio species are good fish choices. Or neo. Sp shrimp
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That's a great idea! Thanks! Would you have a photo of one you did by any chance?Hello LIC...
I have your solution and the tank would be quite a conversaton piece too. You could put together a small terraphyte tank. You simply emerse the roots of certain land plants in the tank water.
The roots take in the nitrogen given off by the fish and the tank water stays totally pure, no mechanical filtration is needed.
I maintain several of these tanks. Honestly, I can't quite understand why they aren't more popular. They require very little maintainance and the land plants only require ambient light.
Very simple, but unusual.