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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 04:54 PM
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I havent planned out the sump quite yet... still debating on buying a 37g to convert, or acrylic to build.

Though, I'm probably doing something similar to this: Bogopolis - 30g w/ 20g sump (Pic Heavy)

where it is primarily mechanical w/ an area in the center for additional fish, or shrimp, snails, and maybe even emerged plants to allow their roots to filter the water.

with a planted tank, I don't see a huge need for a bacterial filtration "department" when you've got a ton of surface area with bacteria growing on them in the form of the plants themselves.

Though, to be fair, I do use canisters on my smaller tanks, and may set one up with stuffing for really getting the water crystal clear.
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