12-23-2011, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DKRST
Can you give more info on the current filter? What brand/model?
If you have a planted tank, the only time you "need" a filter is if you have an overly large bioload. A filter just adds extra capacity to the existing microbial capacity of tank to deal with fish waste. Ideally, a planted tank does best with minimal circulation to keep as much CO2 as possible in the tank. My rule-of-thumb is if I don't get a surface scum forming, the water parameters are good, and the fish are behaving normally (enough O2), then I have enough circulation
Hi, Thank you for your input, I have an Aqueon filter that filter approx 150 GPH. However, to touch base with something that you had mentioned in your post, I do get a little white cloudy water that forms on the top of the tank. If I fill my tank higher with water the filter usuallt stirs it up pretty good and it goes away until the water lever drops. Any ideas?