I've had planted tanks in the past with what I'd consider mediocre success, mostly because I didn't put enough effort into and not enough research and I've been really missing having fish and plants and I've decided to set up my old 10 gallon. I'm on a bit of a budget and still in the planning process and I'd like to get some opinions because I'm nervous it won't work out. In this tank I'd like to dirt it and heavily plant it only to have some ghost shrimp and a betta, I understand the importance of biological bacteria however with a tank this size with a small bioload do you think I could get away without using a filter? I'd use cfl bulbs as my lighting ones in the 6,500k range. Living where I do most room temperature water stays at around 75 but of course I'd still have a thermometer to make sure things don't fluctuate. I have some questions on how to cylce a tank like this too any suggestions? Do you think this could work? Thank you!