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post #10 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
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Naja, I was thinking of running an plant filter out of the sump, but I believe not enough space to house enough plants to make it work. The tank is 180g and the sump's 20g ...

My "initial" stage of emersed plant filter (EPF) is up and running, it consist of 3 peace lilies and 2 pothos, all in pots and placed on top of the cabinet. Water's pump from tank to pots by a powerhead that is rated at 500g. I also connected an UV sterlizer alone the way.

EPF = Powerhead -> UV -> manifold -> pots -> tank

Interesting, some sort of cycling should be going on in the pots full of profile. I am wondering how long it will take the Nitrifying Bacteria to get established there? Can the nitrifying bacteria in the pots give the nitrifying bacteria in the sump a run for their NH3?

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