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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 02:48 PM
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If you look at my 2nd pic. I had the intake and return on the left wall of the tank. The setup is heavily planted with that big mass in the middle. Even if I increased flow I don't think it would move the waste around from the right side. I get what your saying, but in a planted tank much more is processed in the tank as opposed to an tank with a Jack Demsey in it and no plants.

Getting back to ADA. It's true in the gallery they have a staff cleaning their tanks, etc. It is living art. But there are countless tanks that only use ADA products and it works. ADA does not sell powerheads (last I checked) nor do they sell reactors. The use in-tank glass diffusers and the plants somehow get co2 and other nutrients. It's not smoke and mirrors. ADA does sell something called a Pro Picker that removes tuffs of BBA from rocks and wood, so they do know people will get algae, but no powerheads, no reactors.
More to do with placement of the intake/ return (s) as to how well it might move particulates around from one side/end or the other.
This appears to me to be a matter of preference/aesthetics over function sometimes.
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More to do with placement of the intake/ return (s) as to how well it might move particulates around from one side/end or the other.
This appears to me to be a matter of preference/aesthetics over function sometimes.
Yes, true. I guess the point I was making the tanks I've shown have minimum GPH/Flow and there is no deficiency or algae issues on either side of the tank.
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I understand and the tanks look outstanding.(truly)
My tanks save one, are all four feet long,heavily planted ,and fair amount of fauna.
Takes considerable water movement, and strategic placement of my filter returns/intakes to achieve desired result's.
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