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Re: Detritus

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, James wrote:
> Cavan is having a problem with detritus. The "stuff" is coming from the
> plants, and in a heavily planted tank, it can build up pretty quickly.


Can you explain how the detritus comes from the plants?  Or how about how
to avoid its coming from the plants?

I'm not disagreeing because I can't tell just what your reasoning is, but
it doesn't seem like loads of detritus is an inherent part of keeping
plants.  I've kept entirely unfiltered tanks for years without seeing
anything like the detritus build up that Cavan described.  What detritus I
do see is about what I would account for with fish poop and the occasional
dead leaf.

Roger Miller