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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Penguin 330 Biowheel in a Planted Tank

I did a search on this website but found no conclusive argument and I need another filter to back up my Magnum which we all know sucks.

I am going low tech.

Would the extra O2, if any, form the biowheel be detrimental to the plants.

The plants are Anubias, Java Fern and other low maintenance plants.

I got the filter for free brand new in the box.

I already spent about $400 last weekend...
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 02:36 PM
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A bio-wheel won't add extra O2 to the water. The bacteria are exposed to more oxygen when they are exposed to the air. (A properly running high tech tank, will have more oxygen in it BTW).
I use a Bio-Wheel in my no-tech 5 gallon eclipse, It's not detrimental to the plants.

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thanks I didn't think it would screw up my system but...

some people you talk to "micromanage" their tanks and you could get some crazy and sometimes overwhelming advice.
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