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undergravel filter with live plants

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Im from the old school and havent set up a tank in 15-20 yrs..i found my old equipment and ready to set up tank. 55gallon..marineland canister filer....undergravel filter with 2 power heads...i want to get into LIVE PLANTS...Can i use mu UNDERGRAVEL FILTER and still have live plants...?? I am A NEWJACK when it comes to live plants...
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Ditto the above... when I first got started with live plants I left my UGF in place. **Fast forward 6 months** when I cleaned out that tank, my bigger plants had completely snarrled their roots into the filter plates. It ended up being a huge hassle and I threw away the UGF (once I cut my plants free).
 
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