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Re: NFC: Filter types
At the annual AKA (killifish) convention in Tampa, last May, Henri Debruyn
made a powerful pitch for the benefits of wet-dry filters.
He lives half the year in Belgium and half in FL, so *has* to make his tanks
as maintenance-free as possible. He showed a homemade design for a simple
filter that he uses on all his small tanks. They make it easier for others
to take care of the tanks. Get this link all on one line, if you can:
If that doesn't work for you, go to http://www.travelnutz.com/killienutz.htm
and click on the convention link.
Henri made a most persuasive argument that sponge, cannister, and under
gravel filters maintain the biofiltering (aerobic!) bacteria inside the
tank, where they compete with the fish for precious oxygen. The wet-dry
moves them out and gives the return water a maximum shot of oxygen.
His winning fish at all recent shows he enters are a persuasive point that
he's doing something right.
mcclurg luke e wrote:
> I generally use under gravel filters (mainly due to their inexpensive
> pricing) supplemented with a small box filter on the back used mainly for
> chemical filtration, as well as adding a little water movement. I've
> always been a fan of the wet/dry filter, but currently don't have any up
> and running.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 612-1467
An aquarium is just interactive television for cats.