Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
is it a bad idea to remove my spray bar?
I wanted to know what you guys think about removing the spray bar from my filter. I feel my fish would prefer less movement. If I turn off my filter to do tank maintenance the fish seem to move around the tank more. I know my gouramis would enjoy it.
So by doing this I would lose a lot of water movement, not sure how big of a deal this is considering my stock. I assume plants might suffer a bit?! Lack of flow moving nutrients around? I would also lose surface agitation and since my tank does have co2 or excel that might be a really bad thing. I have never not had the spray bar over the past 9 months.
I am not too worried about the substrate collecting debris. I have 7 kuhli loaches, 8 Cory's, and 1 bn pleco and athey all do a good job and kicking up stuff from the substrate.
So what say you? Removing my spray bar to provide.my fish a more ideal environment going to be planted tank suicide or should be fine?
Filter is a eheim pro 3 2075 and tank is 75g
75 Gallon Low Tech w/ Green Terror Pair