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Old 07-20-2007, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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which is better for a planted tank with some rasboras, a german blue ram, oto's, possibly some others.
this will be in the 20 gallon tank i'm setting up.

edit: i just did a bit of research, is a bio-wheel good for co2 injection (for the live plants)? it seems like it would get rid of the co2 fast

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i just did a bit of research, is a bio-wheel good for co2 injection (for the live plants)? it seems like it would get rid of the co2 fast
Only when you inject it as gas.
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I have 2 HOB filters on a 25, one of them is a bio-wheel. I am changing to cannister, not because they don't work, but because the cartridges don't seem to last that long. The cartridges also come with charcoal, so even if you don't want it, you have to use it. The exception that I know of if you should go with an HOB filter is the AquaClear. It is an extremely quiet filter and it has ceramic? media in it that you just rinse out; no need to buy expensive refills. Water turbulence is bad for co2 dissipation, therefore I don't think the bio-wheel is a good choice.
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thanks all, i went ahead and got a 30 gallon aqualear, so no bio-wheel
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