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Originally Posted by AbbeysDad View Post
Given the stocking is just 4 DP and some cherry shrimp the tank is not actually going to have a 'cycle' anyway. Even with the filter in there the plants are going to consume the ammonia. Given the large amount of plants and low bioload you don't even need a filter. You do still need a powerhead to provide circulation. If you have a filter the biological abilities are irrelevant all the filter is going to be doing is mechanical filtration.
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Originally Posted by Boredomb View Post
Also assure's no tiny shrimp's can be drawn into the filter.
I use an aquaclear HOB on a tank holding some cherry shrimp/cardinal's and placed a sponge over the intake to prevent shrimplet's from being drawn into the filter and seem's there are alway's a few shrimp, clinging to the sponge while feeding.
The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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