12-25-2010, 11:49 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Forest Hills, NY
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| | Re: Deciding the best filter for planted tank
I suggest you stop listening to "someone" for planted tank advice.
under gravel filter systems is often a counter productive method,
that should only be used for large pebble sized river substrates
that cannot properly host the mulm living on your tank bottom.
you want to focus on canister filter designs, not hanging filters.
since plants produce Oxygen, planted tank keepers do not use
hanging filters or air pumps in order to keep the Carbon Dioxide
your plants need dissolved in your water for as long as possible.
as for which canister to choose, they are all good, it's just a
matter of subtle differences regarding maintenance and priming.
my advice is to try to get a canister rated higher than your
tank size, then fill it with mostly biological media, such as
sponge and micro pours rock, not carbon and disposable floss.
Joswan - I suggest you update your profile to display what
Location you are in - it will help us provide support that is
most suitable for your region.