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Re: filter sool and carbon
> This begs a question: How does filter wool (as opposed to carbon), cause
> bacteria growth in the tank instead of the filter? I thought filter wool
> would be a better biological filter than carbon.
> <<<<<<What I did was ditch the carbon
> filter and replace it with filter wool, which I change frequently, so the
> bacteria grow in the tank rather than in the filter.>>>>>>
By changing the filter floss often, the colony of bacteria in the filter is
removed. That makes the majority of the bio-filter load to develop in the
tank. The floss becomes a mechanical filter only. I only hope he's buying
the cheap angel hair at JoAnn fabrics intead of the exact same stuff from the
LFS at three or four times the price per pound.
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