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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-11-2011, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Only reason I say a reactor may not be good for planted tanks would be the purigen would be much more efficient than in a media bag, removing DOCs and possibly nitrates very quickly. You might be constantly recharging the purigen. With just shrimp in the tank, the purigen should last quite a while between charges
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Not having any problems with shrimp in low pH, something about aquasoil and my tap water = 5 pH. Even if I dump a cup of baking soda in the tank, its back to 5 the next day.
Poor you lol. I really want a lower ph in my tanks. I'm curious though, wouldn't africana just lower your ph even more?

That's such a cool setup! I fully appreciate how awesome it is. Ugfs are pretty cool too. And I vote you get some PRL because they are just completely snazzy.
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Do you use a screen or any thing over the pvc or just add your substrate ?
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Donnie, I put seachem matrix over the ugf, its a biomedia.

And senior, I have a tank of just africana and a tank of just amazonia, a tank of just fluval stratum, they're all ph 5.
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Cool projects, that's a neat UGF and Purigen reactor.

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Donnie, I put seachem matrix over the ugf, its a biomedia.

And senior, I have a tank of just africana and a tank of just amazonia, a tank of just fluval stratum, they're all ph 5.
Is that using tap or ro water? Thats freaky. lol. Thats like acid water.

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Is that using tap or ro water? Thats freaky. lol. Thats like acid water.

Same pH as black coffee or bananas! It's not that strong of an acid
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It's so funny folks get hung up on what's not used anymore, like it was never any good. I have always liked the UGF and to me the ultimate hidden equipment tank would be a tank with a drilled bottom and a UGF with a ton of bio media.

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It's so funny folks get hung up on what's not used anymore, like it was never any good. I have always liked the UGF and to me the ultimate hidden equipment tank would be a tank with a drilled bottom and a UGF with a ton of bio media.

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What are you planning on keeping with your ancient filtration system - dinosaurs?
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In the old days UGF were tank killers using air stones and lift tubes, they work like a charm until they just get overwhelmed with muck and the tank crashes overnight. Then I think it was the salt people who figured out you could reverse the flow with a power head and not have a problem. The way you are doing it sounds optimal using the output of the filter to supply the UGF keeping the system clean and healthy. The old days were frustrating but they did have some things right.

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So are you using a standard UGF plate or one of those PVC style tube ones with holes in it?
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Same pH as black coffee or bananas! It's not that strong of an acid
Lol I thought coffee was 6.5! Soda is like 2.5 and battery acid is like >1.
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So are you using a standard UGF plate or one of those PVC style tube ones with holes in it?

It's a tube one, homemade.
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