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Old 05-26-2019, 08:13 AM   #1
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Unheated nano tank?

Are there any fish that can go in an unheated 8.8 gallon aquarium?
Or is there a way to have an unfiltered nano tank?
I recently moved my 8.8 gallon aquarium (currently only holding extra plants) and I realized that I won't have enough plugs.
If not then I'm not opposed to keeping snails.
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:14 PM   #2
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White cloud mountain minnows.
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Old 05-26-2019, 01:15 PM   #3
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I thought they were too active for a small tank? Is an 8.8 gallon ok for a small school?
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:39 AM   #4
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Probably depends on who you talk to but 10g seems to be ok. If it's comparable in length I'd think the minimum school size would be fine.
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It's not long though, I have a cube. Is there a way to do a filterless aquarium so I can have the heater plugged in? Like put lots of live plants in and make sure to do 50% weekly water changes?
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Where would your water surface agitation come from?
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Shrimp only tank might work. They don't need a heater, and are likely fine without a filter.... Need a super established tank though, probably with a nutrient rich substrate as dosing the water column with no flow won't really accomplish anything.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:40 AM   #8
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I tried shrimp only tank did everything right (or so I thought) and all but 2 died. Those 2 are doing suprising well with my mollies in the 55.
The tank is already cycled I just had to move it so I took out 75% of the water. I might do a redesign but I'm trying to sell some of the plants in there. I have a ton leftover from when I moved my mollies from the 20 to a 55.

As for surface agitation? I've seen filterless nanos on for the flowerhorn and he did have anything agitating the surface.
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Surface agitation is pretty important to oxygenate the water in the tank and release co2 from the water. Idk how you get around that.
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I think I'll just stick to snails. Maybe I can find some pretty nerites or mystery snails.
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