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Re: [APD] Concerns over water circulation and filtration
There is a benefit it having water circulate in
a planted tank but it is often overrated.
If you have a planted tank with lots of plants and
the plants are growing vigorously you don't need
a filter at all. I have run planted tanks for years
without filters, or any mechanical devices at all
sometimes (hopefully not starting any religious wars
here) not even doing water changes.
As long as the plants are growing vigorously that is
all the fish need. Nothing else.
--- Walter Igharas <walterigharas at hotmail_com> wrote:
> I was given a 85 gallon tank with a fluval 203
> filter. I want to make the
> tank a planted aquarium with a light fish load. I
> have been told by many
> retailers that the filter is not powerful enough for
> the tank.
> Question, do I need a larger filter if the plants
> will be providing the
> filtration system for the tank?
> Should I invest in power head or another canister
> filter for water
> If so, any recommendation for a good powerhead or
> canister filter?
> Is there any benefits for the plants to have the
> water circulated?
> Thanks for the help
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