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How often would water changes be necessary with just a handful of shrimp?-Mak- said:I went back and forth on this for a long time for my 1 gallon buce scape, eventually decided on no filter. The hobs were too bulky and canisters too powerful for such a tiny tank.
Yours is slightly larger though, so the Azoo mignon 60 might be okay
Fast growing plants I have. I just didn't want to put anything in that would take away from the scale of the aquascape.Lorekeeper said:You should be fine without a filter, IMO. I'd just make sure to keep feedings down (if you feed), and to probably stock some fast-growing plants. You could get away with monthly WCs, but I'd probably do one every 2-3 weeks, depending on the size of you colony and your plant mass.
A DIY canister wouldn't be a horrible idea. You could modify it to add a gallon or two to your water volume, and only have a couple small tubes in your tank. If you choose a dark tubing, you could even have it completely blend into a background. It's not necessary, but it'd definitely add some stability.