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post #13 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2020, 02:46 PM
Sam the Slayer
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Originally Posted by en7jos View Post
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!

It just completely depends on the setup. High tech, high light youíll want a setup that evenly distributes co2/nutrients around to each plant which is easier with two points of water movement (intake and output) but in lower tech it matters less because of less demand by the plants. Itís a fun hobby because there are many ways to do the same thing.

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