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post #15 of (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
Gold Finger
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To put it more simply, Plants do well in healthy balanced aquariums while algae do well in unbalanced aquariums, and an aquarium which needs a scrubber like a fish only aquarium or an aquarium which has insufficient plants is an unbalanced aquarium. These tanks will support algae scrubbers with dependable results, but not plant scrubbers... not in the long term without tinkering. It reflects the natural scenario.

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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