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Does it smell lile rotten eggs?
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Does it smell lile rotten eggs?
looks and smell are often very different. one of my planted tanks look like peepee water but smells like tea :)
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So you can keep plants alive in an unfiltered tank/jar???
And, also, with no air pump???
I have been wondering about that.
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You definitely don't need an air pump - that increases oxygen exchange but reduces CO2 exchange - plants need CO2, not oxygen. :) For the same reason, you also don't need a filter. Plants filter the water for you, and if your tank is planted heavily enough, can actually completely replace a filter.
The most important factors in keeping plants are light and nutrients. :)

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looks and smell are often very different. one of my planted tanks look like peepee water but smells like tea :)

True. But the rotteb egg smell could be the bio matter rotting under the substrate turning into explosive gas!
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True. But the rotteb egg smell could be the bio matter rotting under the substrate turning into explosive gas!
XD my 1 gallon has 1/2 gallon of soil and sand :D with enough plants rotten egg syndrome shouldnt happen ;)
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I've never even heard of this rotten egg syndrome or whatever. Good thing to know about when I start getting into live plants.

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I've never even heard of this rotten egg syndrome or whatever. Good thing to know about when I start getting into live plants.
Ofcourse you haven't, I just made it up, lol. but if plants are unable to use up nutrients fast enough in a NPT it can end up smelling to high heaven :P
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its called hydrogen sulfide and is deadly to everything in your tank in small doses. it is caused by anerobic bacteria in the dirt under the sand, yo
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its called hydrogen sulfide and is deadly to everything in your tank in small doses. it is caused by anerobic bacteria in the dirt under the sand, yo
=D hasn't happened to me yet ... or anyone else I've read about :3
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