For planted tanks you don't neceserelly need extra filteration. Especially considering that your tank will not be over stocked bio load wise. The live plants will also absorb extra ammonia, and nitrites. I would Fishless cycle the tank before fully stocking it though. Will this tank be a Natural Planted Tank. Otherwise known as an NPT. If you would be doing this it will also reduce the water change schedule needed to maintain pristine water quality
Last edited by Mo; 08-12-2012 at 04:39 PM.