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    Filtration will give you regulated water circulation and a means of catching debris from broken down plant matter. Other than that there is no need for the nitrogen cycle in a plants only tank. I have a 15 litre tank with moss, plants and some breeding snails in it. I never bothered cycling it.
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    Thanks for the help!!!

    Added some trim to the stand and canopy...
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    I was going to try to simulate doors, but I decided to keep it simple following talldutchie's advice and I think it looks good!! Your thoughts??

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    Great idea! This is an awesome little project.

    As far as filtration, you'd probably be fine with just circulation via a pump and a small heater. If you're not going to have any fish/inverts, then you won't have to sustain any life, save for the plants, who will flourish from any ferts you add. The plants will act as filtration for any waste. You'd probably need to change the water once per week in order to reduce unused fertilizers and fortify the tank w/ naturally occurring trace minerals in your water.

    Thought about adding some moss in there? You could have a moss carpet up front or in the center w/ glossostigma or dwarf baby tears behind and on the sides. You could add a rock that peaks out of the dense forest (like a mountain) of either of the two, which would look pretty cool.
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    I like the mountain idea. I really don't expect to come up with a good carpet, as short as this tank is I think any carpet is just going to be too tall... I'm trying to keep it "in scale" so that unless there is a reference point you can't really tell just how small it is...

    I've temporarily mounted an 18" T8 bulb in the canopy. I am still searching for a more permanent solution for lighting, but I think I will focus on setting up the sump system first...

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    That's why I suggested moss. That's going to be your best bet, in terms of a carpet. I was thinking of the usual carpeting plants as taller plants in that tank. =]
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    Moss sounds like a good (and cheap) option for a small carpeting plant. Easy to trim and hoover up as it doesn't float. I hate trimming my grasses as the cuttings float to the top and sticks to the sides of the glass. It's quite annoying to sweep out with a net as the grass is so fine it pokes through the net holes.
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    That's why I couldn't stand trimming my Pygmy Sword Chain plaints. They float all over the place.
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    Got some clear polyurethane on the stand and canopy.

    Next "project" is the sump. Simple is the name of the game here. I am thinking of just drilling a hole in the bottom and inserting a tube thru the hole up to the desired water level. That will drain into the sump. A small pump will then pump the water from the sump back into the other end of the tank thru a custom spraybar. Noise isn't an issue in this case.

    Where do I start for drain size, flow rate, etc. ? Can I just scale things down from recommended sizes for larger tanks? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!!

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