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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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High tech Filterless?

Good news! I just broke the clip that connects the hose to the body on my Fluval 405.

Apart from the element of flow, which I have adressed with a powerhead, and a place for the bacteria to colonize, which I imagine is apparent in my dirt substrate - is there any need for a canister filter?

This is a co2 injected tank, should it make any difference.


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I don't see the need for a canister on a planted tank, although most of mine have them. Unless you have a crazy amount of fish in the tank, there really shouldn't be a need for additional bio than what the plants/substrate are providing.

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i use only mechanical filtration on powerhead. its just fine
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I should think you might see increase in particulate matter,suspended matter, plant matter, that ordnarily would be trapped in/on mechanical media in filter.
This I think would largely depend on number of fishes,food's offered,plant health,tank maint.
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my filtration is via sump and is mainly mechanical. I have polyfill in there for water polishing and some pond filter foam for mechanical filtration.

eventually i'll have plants in there. I really think people over filter...
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