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Old 05-08-2011, 08:08 PM   #281 (permalink)
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It took me many hours to plow through this very “exciting” filtration thread. Most of it was over my head, but I read to the last post. I then sat down in front of my tanks and studied the way the plants swayed, how the fish chased the food around, how the bubbles from the HOB moved through the tank, and what appeared to be dead zones. I’ve had no problems with fish, plants, algae. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it?

UPS says my new Eheim Classic cannister filter will arrive tomorrow. I think it may have been subliminal messages.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:43 PM   #282 (permalink)
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have fun with the eheim I heard the are number#1 in the market, i just got a used one for have yet to set it up. yep this tread has helped me out a lot.
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:52 AM   #283 (permalink)
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Smile I say 5W motor and home made sponge filter for 3000 Ltr Out side Tank.. You say no???

You talk about filters.. I talk about an out side, 3000 ltr tank, that runs with a 5 W motor and a sponge filter.. You cannot believe it..

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Old 05-09-2011, 07:51 AM   #284 (permalink)
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I've recently added natural filters to a few of my tanks. Yellow sandshell mussels. I don't know how well they do at filtering but it's interesting to have in the tank. They like to travel to different parts of the tanks.
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You talk about filters.. I talk about an out side, 3000 ltr tank, that runs with a 5 W motor and a sponge filter.. You cannot believe it..

Then have a look..

Low-tech natural self sufficient planted aquarium
That is pretty incredible. There is no algae to speak of either. ...And he doesn't even feed the fish! There must be enough bugs to sustain them. He did have some live bearers in there so that is one source of food. Pretty amazing!
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That mussel idea is interesting. I'd be interested in hearing more about it!
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They don't pull out the Nitrites/Nitrates but what they do is clear out the partials of the water. They do require a balance of bioload and plants to help keep the nitrates low. One of my tanks(one shown) bioload was to heavy for them to survive. I found them all dead this week in that particular tank. When one dies, it can quickly foul up the water and cause nitrite/nitrate spike which will kill the rest in your tank. This tank had a HOB filter on it. The other tanks all have canister filters on them which keeps the tanks clean and water moving.
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In this video (starting about 1:30) you can see quite a bit of flow, plant leaves moving, and even fish swimming against the current.

http://www.aquanet.tv/Video/258-taka...ew-langversion

Draw your own conclusions.

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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I just joined the site. In case someone is still looking for the English version, it's here:

http://en.aquanet.tv/Video/205-takas...-chris-lukhaup

I can't explain the t-shirt, but they have a lot of very informative videos in English if you have the time to kill (click on the videos link on that page).

In case you want to see Amano's home tank they talk about in the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO-XM...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE9Dr...eature=related

Thanks Niko for the informative thread. This site has been invaluable for me getting started in the hobby.
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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I just joined the site. In case someone is still looking for the English version, it's here:

http://en.aquanet.tv/Video/205-takas...-chris-lukhaup
Took ages to load. So I let it load until finish, expecting I could replay it smoothly like youtube.
But it did the reloading all over again. So, no thanks.
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Took ages to load. So I let it load until finish, expecting I could replay it smoothly like youtube.
But it did the reloading all over again. So, no thanks.
load right up for me.
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