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    I know!! This is definitely gonna be a challenge to scape!! I'm thinking maybe dwarf baby tears as mid ground plants and dwarf hairgrass in the back. Maybe an algae carpet LOL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingIsFishy View Post
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    e. All that to say this: I think this is going to be a plants-only tank. With that in mind do I even need a filter??
    No. The main benefit of a small sump would be to have a place to hide the heater. But even that's debatable, chances are the light will supply all the heat you need.

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
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    Depends what you want to stock on the tank, that could be very unstable very fast.

  4. #24

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    Sorry but I disagree. If this is going to be a plant only there's no reason for it to go unstable. I would, assuming the lights get sorted, start an EI dosing.

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    No need to be sorry to disagree. Depending on the plant and the location and potential swings in temp, it may not bethe best thing for the plants to have a constant swing in temp. They are no where near as touchy as fish but it can affect the health of the plant overall.

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    I did an experiment with a small tank in the window sill. Plants didn't mind much and those were 12C swings easily.

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    Thats fine, Ive done like experoments in less than 3 gal growing petite plants. Had yellowing, slowed growth and other issues. To each their own.

  8. #28

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    :-) I overdid the substrate nutrition on that. Combine that with a hefty amount of sunlight and I had plenty of thread algae.

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly Merry Christmas - steeler58 Here's to the holidays! - Slaphppy7 
    Happy holidays! - rebecca_finny Merry Christmas (Santa Loves Pie) ;-) - Taurus Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Good to see you here again... - Slaphppy7 Figured you needed a little one to go with all those big guys - fishmommie 

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    That fact alone may aid the OP. Hes using base sand.

  10. #30

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    Sorry... I didn't make that very clear... I am running a sump. That's a given. I would think dosing would be very difficult in 1.34 gallons. I was simply wondering if I needed to worry about biological filtration/nitrogen cycle if it's plant only.

    I'm not entirely opposed to snails of some sort either...

    I do appreciate the discussion!!
    Last edited by SomethingIsFishy; 03-30-2013 at 10:47 PM.

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