Cleaning the filter more often due to the ease of doing so, is exactly what appeals to me. I'm fine with once a week filter maintenance, especially if I'm removing material that would otherwise get blown around and decompose over time due to bypass, etc.
I'm encouraged by your comment about a G3 being potentially too strong for a 17g. Too strong is just fine as I can fix that, and I'm hoping to use acrylic pipes as well. Thanks for the feedback.
Back on topic, my daughter also enjoyed your most recent video and is finally feeling the awesomeness of scrimps. I haven't walked her through your substrate process on the Toxic Ten, one step at a time.
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