Bacterial Filters and Crypts
Subject: BACTERIAL FILTER
> >From: RWing137 at aol_com
> >I read David W. Webb's responce "First time with CO2" and I am
> >his statement that he has no bacterial filters on any of his ta
> >My question then is what type of filters do you use or do you n
> >filter system?
> >Dave, can you please expound on this subject, or anyone else wh
> >experimented with no filtration.
I do not purposely run my tanks without filtration, but I have, on
several ocassions had a filter out of commission for up to a
couple of weeks at a time on my heavily planted tanks. I have
never seen any negative results from this. I suspect they would
do just fine without a bacterial filter, but I do like some water
movement, which the filters provide. They also power my CO2
Subject: Sera Iron test kit & Crypts
> Also I have some Cryptocoryne willisii that did a little "melt-d
> first got them (about 6 months ago) and have lately done another
> this have been caused by changing the amount of light they get?
> most of the floating plants over them (because I thought there w
> be plenty). Would this have done it? Or, could it have been caus
> upping the fertilizer level? I know these are fussy -- would jus
Almost any change in conditions can cause Crypts to melt. They
usually come back just fine though.
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