Food for Thought
As the title says, this post is just meant as food for thought and any comments one would like to make. I recently received an ADA catalog from the good folks at ADG. I noticed that Mr Amano does a few things that seem to be frowned upon in a planted tank, judging by a lot of the posts I've read. On his humongous tank in his home he uses carbon in the filters to remove any impurities and maintain clarity. His filter is a sump which outgases CO2 and adds O2 for the bacteria in the biological media. He also uses UV to kill off any harmful bacteria due to being limited to what meds can be used in a planted tank in the event of some disease outbreak.
I just found it really interesting to read some of his practices are contrary to what has kind of become accepted practice for some of us, myself included.