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post #21 of (permalink) Old 11-29-2011, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
Gold Finger
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OK. Thanks. I think I understand it a bit more now. I think I get hung up on it because I don't get the math. You know; 100 gallons goes through a filter in an hour, how much of the ten gallon water column never left the tank?? Anyway, I accept it now. Sometimes it depends who's telling you, I guess. I will keep it in mind. If I ever show ammonia, I will double my turnover and maybe filtration too. I think you have to strike a balance with bio filter surface area and water dwell time and turnover. Too fast and the bacs don't have a good chance to eat the nitrogen, I think. I'm gonna plant the heck out of it so it may never be an issue but it's good to know.

Ver. 1.0 80 gallon dirt goldfish tank (defunct)

Ver. 2.0 bare bottom same tank another approach (defunct)

Ver. 3.0 Pool filter sand same tank now

Farming Algae

Goldfish are among the worst fish for beginners.
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