View Full Version : Filters for Planted Tanks
09-07-2006, 04:26 AM
I am still researching equipment for a 125 gallon plant / fish tank.
Any advice on filters, heaters? Has anyone had problems with Eheim filters?
09-07-2006, 05:23 AM
avoid undergravel filters.
09-09-2006, 02:23 AM
Most will say to avoid the Under Gravel Filters. Personally all my tanks have a UGF I prefer to have them and have yet to have issues with plants in the tanks. Mind you I don't plant HEAVY like some do either.
The Link in my sig to Zoban's Main is a 50Gal with three tower UGF and an Ehien 2217 Canister filter. Have never had any issues with Ehiem or Fluval.
09-09-2006, 04:11 AM
Are yours reverse flow? That is what I am thinking of doing. I can then run my fertilizer and Co2 through the reverse flow. That would give the plants more time to take up the fertilizer and Co2 and give the roots a shot at it too. I am thinking it would also help keep the substrate in better condition. The other benefit is that it would give more time for the Co2 to disolve in the water.
09-09-2006, 03:56 PM
It depends largely on which plants you keep in the tank. Some plants works well with undergravel filters but some do not which is why I don't recommend them for planted tanks.
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