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post #11 of 15 Old 10-22-2006, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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It's been running for a while but how does that work? I'm totally confused

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-23-2006, 01:15 PM
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sorry nick...i guess i got a little confused. between the two choices you gave i would reccomend to keep it going. like mike said, you dont want to remove the tube and powerhead and leave the plates b/c of all the junk sitting under the plates would rot, etc. your tank look beautiful to me, and i say, if somethings going good, leave it alone! lol good luck!

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post #13 of 15 Old 10-23-2006, 02:23 PM
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Agreed. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If you are dead set against removing the plates, then I would leave the UG filter running, because as already said above - a whole load of gunk would build up and you could have a potential problem on your hands.

Oh - and the tank does look lovely as it is.

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post #14 of 15 Old 10-23-2006, 03:45 PM
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You can take out the airstone and the tube, just leaving the plates, but then there will be a hole where the tube was; keep that in mind. It is true that with undergravel filters, all the gunk just goes down under the plates (and naturally the UG filter is not your only filter). In my first aquariums I used to use UG filter in addition to the HOB filters, and I never had any disasters, but once a year I would put the extra effort into cleaning the tank out real good.

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post #15 of 15 Old 10-23-2006, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmmm Alrighty thanks for the imput I will just keep it running then..:P

55 Gallon:1 Baby Bristlienose,1 Swordtail, 1 Bala Shark, 2 Common Pleco, 2 Clown Loaches, 2 angel fish,3 (look a like) rasbora Tetra's, 4 Black Skirt Tetra's, 4 Long-finned Gold Zebra Danios, 4 Cardinal Jumbo Tetra's,6 Red Eye Tetra's, 7 neon tetra's
10 Gallon Nano Reef:1 Chocolate Starfish, many snails...Work is in progress...err
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