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Re: plant filter
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: plant filter
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 16:51:59 -0800
- In-Reply-To: <200203052048.g25Km2k27113 at acme_actwin.com>
- User-Agent: Microsoft-Outlook-Express-Macintosh-Edition/5.02.2022
> Subject: Plant filter
> I've been doing some reading on plant filters for salt water tanks,
> and i came across this for fresh water
> I'm not too sure how to contact this person but is that just an aquatic
> plant emersed or is it something like a 'mangrove' using that to suck up
> nitrates etc etc?
> just curious?
It is basically a wet/dry filter with some media(lava, hydroponics clay
pebbles, bio balls etc) and something to push the water through the roots
from the tank. Most tropical indoor foliage works.
> and i believe (pls correct me if i'm wrong) that mangrove is usually for
> saltwater or brackish water tanks
Does fine in FW tanks also. Likes intense light.
> Raymond Wong