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Old 06-18-2008, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone ever used a Toms Surface Extractor?

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Yup, I have the fluval make which looks exactly the same and I love it, keeps my surface clean and clear.
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Do you ever have problems with plant debris clogging it up? Do you need to routinely clean it or anything? I have used one on a marine tank but am wondering about this potential issue.
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They work great for planted tanks. If you have plants that have larger than normal leaves you may need to tend to it to remove them. But, I dont find it being a time bandit.
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i think good surface agitation will rid the need of a unsightly extractor which gets clogged every so often. it will also increase the O2 levels in your tank which greatly increases the plants and fishes overall health
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jazz man is correct.. Either spraybar placement or Lilly type pipes help.
or even a powerhead would get it done.
Powerhead is always a great addition.
Plants love flow and will also increase plant health for the better in your tank by eliminating dead-spots and the like.
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