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Re: [APD] Nitrifying Bacteria
I did the same thing with my Magnum 350 filter. Most Nitrifying
bacteria exists on the top layer of substrate where there is plenty of
oxygen as well as inside the canister.
Biowheel is not as useful in my tank(planted 55Gal w. CO2) because
plants grab most of the ammonia and nitrate. They probably does more
harm by disturbing the water surface therefore, releasing the CO2.
I also have a heavy fish load(40+ 2 inches), and I feed them
fanatically =). but both ammonia and nitrate levels are
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 08:40:49 -0500, krisa at demilune_net
<krisa at demilune_net> wrote:
> In an established tank, where are nitrifying bacteria most efficient? I have a Magnum 350 canister filter and removed the bio wheels sevral months ago (I found them unsightly and too cumbersome to work around) and don't seem to have suffered any ill effects, though I do religiously change about 50% of the water weekly. Are the bacteria best located in the substrate where they aren't disturbed but where water flow is less? What about ceramic or other materials in the canister, where they will be in constant contact with the water flow?
> Kristian Anderson
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