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LawrenceT5 at aol_com: Re: NANFA-- New pumpkinseed set-up Q's and native frogs

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From: LawrenceT5 at aol_com
To: nanf at actwin_com
Subject: Re: NANFA-- New pumpkinseed set-up Q's and native frogs
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 13:46:26 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <970626134615_159404363 at emout04_mail.aol.com>

One thing I would take issue with is the need for a thick gravel layer
undergravel filter.  I've been keeping fish - both exotic and native -
1956 and stopped using undergravel filters in the 1970's.  They're a
waste of
time and money that eventually muck up and cause catastrophic problems. 
you need to have a gravel bed, put a sponge filter such as the Jungle
magnet under the gravel.  You can pull and re-sink this filter without
disturbing the rest of the tank and the sponge provides plenty of surface
area for nitrification bacteria.

Very few natural area have thick layers of gravel.  You can use a little
gravel, lot's of rocks, and put your plants in small pots to give you a
versitile setup with little maintenance.

Best wishes;

<<** Larry **>>

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