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Tank Filters and metric conversions
Saw Bob's note (and the interesting thread) on tank filtration and had
to add my penny's worth. :) (Nope, it's not even worth 2 cents...)
KI> I use NO filter
KI>fluff and NO cover - just about an inch (4 cms to the foreign
KI>majority - heh heh!!) of aquarium gravel.
Last I looked (OK, I'm a science "geek"--that's what happens when you
tutor college chemistry for 3 years), the conversion from inches to
metric was 1inch = 2.54 cm. So, if Bob has 4 cm of gravel over his UG,
then he's got closer to (gotta stop and run for the calculator to do the
conversion here) 1.5" of gravel.
All nitpicking aside, though, the thread on filters has helped me a lot.
I use a variety in my tanks, ranging from air driven sponges where the
noise won't drive me nuts to a sponge filter hooked up to a Penguin Bio
Wheel Mini, to undergravel filters, to no filters and lots of plants.
Depends on the tanks and what works best. Also depends on the location
of the tank and what kind of maintenance I am willing to do on the
Talk to you later.
schmidtcarney at ecr_net
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