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Re: NFC: plant filtering capabilities

Inland Aquatics does, they have a website, just do a
web search for them.

--- Ty_Hall at eFunds_Com wrote:
> I have been to a website that sells a system just
> like this. It uses live
> plants as the filtration media. I'll see if I can
> find the URL. It might be
> in my bookmarks at home.
> Ty
> Does anyone know the comparitive filtering/water
> cleaning abilities of
> different aquarium plants?
> There's a gentleman in town here (Denver) who has
> set up an interesting
> aquarium filter for his marine aquariums.  He uses
> the case & pump from a
> wet-dry undertank, but instead of using bioballs he
> fills it with plants.
> It seems to work great, the tanks in the shop he had
> that setup on were
> much healthier than the ones with the traditional
> set-ups.
> I'm thinking I would like to combine this idea with
> my current wet-dry.  My
> plan is to leave the bio balls in, but fill the
> resevoir side with plants &
> leave grow light on them all from 1pm to 11am (not
> quite 24 hours & flipped
> from the plants in the tank).  I'll have to build a
> screen filter for the
> pump, but that's pretty simple.
> My problem is that the only plant I have an abundant
> amount of is java moss
> and I'm not sure what kind of filtering ability it
> has.  I could get some
> cabamba for pretty cheap, but I've never had really
> good luck with it.
> Maybe a mixture of assorted plants would be good? 
> My amazon swords from my
> old tropical tank are sending out babies like
> mad...they need to be
> seperated anyway...there's no room for the fish
> anymore!
> Suggestions?
> thanks,
> kris

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