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post #11 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2020, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Sam the Slayer View Post
I really think of filters now as just water movers. Most planted tanks that are doing ok have more than enough surface area in the substrate and combined with plant growth handle all forms of ammonia.
So my next question is then.... if the filter is pretty much just a "water mover", why not get rid of the filter completely and just have a in-tank water mover (wave maker)? That would simplify the setup a whole lot for an established tank wouldn't it? I guess the filter is still required for the mechanical 'polishing' (filter floss) even if all the important BB is in the tank?

Thanks all, really interesting to hear how others go about things, especially when it contradicts what I thought I knew!

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