11-02-2012, 03:54 PM
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| | On Fluidized bed filters
Here's an article written in a style somewhat similar to mine - discounting popular "large" commercial canister filters.
It maybe interesting to you to learn more about fluidized bed filters. After all, indeed, why aren't we, the planted tank folk, using them more? One guess would be "Because Amano sells canister filters.". Except that he, himself, acknowledges that they are not the best filtration system. Sumps are and that is what he has on his big home tank. We could place the fluidized bed filters somewhere between a canister and a sump.
What I like about this article is that it does not look at the fluidized bed filters as a cure for all. Note the part talking about using both a canister + a fluidized bed filter.
So here it is: http://aap.atrixnet.com/?p=375
That being said I am getting a big fluidized bed filter very soon.