UGF bad for planted tanks because of "FERTS FLOATING ALL AROUND" as opposed to being used up quick..Can cause algae..roottabs,,work goo,dbut then add a UG filter and you have it pulling/pushing the nutrients through the tank...
I am also from the OS of UG filters also,started keeping plants in seattle in the 90's with UG filter and co2,LOL...it has progressed to MINERALIZED TOP SOIL,or was MTS just rediscovered,oh well who knows..ANYWAY,I would look into MTS I am going to give it a go very soon.My tank has been set up for about 5 years,so time to rip it down,I had no UG on this one,and not much problem..Although I would love to have a substrate heater..
As spoken of in the OPTIMUM AQUARIUM .A book I wish i HAD NEVER LOANED OUT..
Originally Posted by macclellan
The Advanced ballast is slightly more advanced than the Workhorse ballast, although not quite as much of a workhorse...