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Fluidized bed filter and the planted tank

Hi Everyone,

	As I am new to aquaria plants please forgive me for any stupid
questions. I run a Lifegard fluidized bed filter on my planted tank. (A
fluidized bed filter is like a great big biowheel except it works by pumping
water through sand) I just read a comment by someone which stated the
bacteria it contains would outcompete the plants for ammonia thus starving
them. I thought that the plants in my tank would use the nitrate that the
bacteria in my fluidized bed filter produced as food. Any thoughts?