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post #1 of 3 Old 07-01-2011, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Does the AP need to be used with another filter for bio or can it take the place of all other filters? I am looking at the new filters since I am going to be setting up new tanks.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-03-2011, 08:40 AM
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Does the AP need to be used with another filter for bio or can it take the place of all other filters? I am looking at the new filters since I am going to be setting up new tanks.
Could you explain what you mean by AP?

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Does the AP need to be used with another filter for bio or can it take the place of all other filters? I am looking at the new filters since I am going to be setting up new tanks.
Hello,

I recommend using some sort of physical filtration to filter out larger particles of uneaten food and fish waste. I do not recommend any other biofiltration unless you have a pretty heavily stocked tank and even then it should be kept fairly minimal.

Every tank and system is different and they can vary widely in bioload so if you would like more specific advice I would need to know the size of the tank and it's expected bioload.

As an example, lets say you have a 100g tank and will keep 8-10 discus in it. Just physical filtration (hang on back, canister, filter pads in a sump) and the Aquaripure will be fine and additional biofiltration might even reduce the Aquaripure's effectiveness. If you had a 100g tank with say 30 cichlids in it then you would want to keep the bioballs in a canister or the biowheels in a HOB to help process the ammonia. You still wouldn't want to have a large dedicated wet/dry though.

I hope this helps answer your question.
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