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Biological filter in planted tanks
> I was trying to raise had to do with biological filtration in planted tanks
> and particularly if we should have it or not. The approach I took was to
> heavily plant the tank from day one and slowly increase the fish load (it
> still very light) allowing the plants to absorb all the ammonia generated.
> These conditions would prevent the bacteria from multiplying and competing
> with the plants for the available ammonia. What is everybody's opinion on
> this? I was thinking of compiling a list of pros and cons for each case but
> I would rather wait and find out if anybody is interested in this subject
> out there before wasting space and time.
adrian, you don't tell us what other filtration you are using. i myself only
have biological filtration as i don't use carbon or other filter media. my
canister and box filters have mostly gravel inside.
tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA