Pet of the Month!
- May 8, 2019
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- Lawrenceburg KY.
I'm not sure about the filter yet, still deciding on that.You can purchase sponge filters on EBay for about $5. Most filterless tanks are packed with pants and it takes time to establish the ecosystem. You can’t just set one up and go.
I will use sand, because it provides more surface area for the bacteria to grow. I plan to get black/dark sand at my local hardware store. I love the look of @seangee tank, thats why im going with dark.No sand!..stay away from sand unless you've been at it for years. Sand packs down..so no room for bacteria,and it hard for plant roots to grow into. If you use ordinary aquarium gravel the HOB filters return over that gravel will help filter even more. This whole sand thing is bad aquarium keeping. I always have to point out that Amano's pretty white sands..were for show only in front of the tank..the plants in back were in his own brand of gravel..ALWAYS!