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Old 08-02-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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College shrimp tank?

I was wondering if I could do a planted 5g (10w screw in compact fluorescent) without a filter for my RCS or if there were a nearly silent air pump.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Either a whisper HOB or submersible filter (e.g. Elite) will really be effectively silent if you set them up right. I am sensitive to sound and can use either.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:21 AM   #3
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internal filter will do. though the aquaclear hobs dont make any sound. the only sound that bothers me is if the water drops.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:37 AM   #4
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Normally I'd say get a quiet HOB or internal filter, but the actual answer to your question is yes. You can get a quiet air pump to run a sponge filter or go without filter entirely if you're willing to do once-twice weekly 50% water changes. RCS are so low bioload.... just don't get froggy with it and add a school of Pacu. lol
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I was thinking about trying to put it by the window and let the riccia/hygro do its job, but the problem is I don't know if that'll be enough. I'm not totally sure how many I have, but I'd guess around 15 adults and 20+ babies?
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I second the AquaClear HOB filters; they're near inaudible on the lowest setting.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:37 PM   #7
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I wouldn't go without a filter. I raise RCS for my lfs. RCS are extremely sensitive to any ammonia and will die even at what is considered "non-toxic" levels.
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