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Old 12-06-2009, 06:13 PM   #11
 
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All great answers! Sorry for the delay in my reply, I have not been feeling well.

I don't see a need for extra aeration in your tank unless you are running it at high temperatures (over 80F) or if filtration circulation is low... but a good point was made about quarantine systems and potential need for it in there. Knowing you are working with a planted tank, a quarantine tank is a good thing to have on hand. If at some point later you find the need to use medications for sick fish, I would surely be suggesting quarantine to avoid damaging/harming the plants. In quarantine, sponge filters, which require the use of air pump, would be your best bet.

MoneyMitch, I would appreciate if you would reserve sarcasm to pm's or take up any issues you may have with me directly with me and/or the mod staff. As was mentioned, without asking enough of the right questions, there is no way to provide accurate and thorough answers that actually help others.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:08 PM   #12
 
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All great answers! Sorry for the delay in my reply, I have not been feeling well.

I don't see a need for extra aeration in your tank unless you are running it at high temperatures (over 80F) or if filtration circulation is low... but a good point was made about quarantine systems and potential need for it in there. Knowing you are working with a planted tank, a quarantine tank is a good thing to have on hand. If at some point later you find the need to use medications for sick fish, I would surely be suggesting quarantine to avoid damaging/harming the plants. In quarantine, sponge filters, which require the use of air pump, would be your best bet.

MoneyMitch, I would appreciate if you would reserve sarcasm to pm's or take up any issues you may have with me directly with me and/or the mod staff. As was mentioned, without asking enough of the right questions, there is no way to provide accurate and thorough answers that actually help others.

well just through "my personal Experience" which is what this thread is all about i was just making a personall conclusion and sharing it with everyone on here. and its not really a issue at all just a observation that i made public. dont know why you would get so defensive about something so small??? pretty funny how everyone on here gets so worked up over such little things.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:15 PM   #13
 
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Thanks all!

Angel you're right I do have a fairly well planted tank, but since I am making a trip to the LFS tomorrow I thoutght I'd buy everything in sight! Glad to know it will now cost me less. I guess it was just that you see these gimmicks and read stuff that an air pump is sooo beneficial to your fish and blablabla... so you start wondering. I'm actually buying more plants tomorrow (yay!) so I think I'm good as far as oxygen goes... now if only I could convince my wife to get another tank... LOL!
Also EVER wondered WHY heavy planted filterless tanks that are no-tech work?
Well MAYBEEE (and I donno your wife or have her email address lol but MAYBE its gonna be a Xmas gift and that's why you're not getting one now
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #14
 
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Ahhh, Angel079... thats the beauty of "no-tech" or "low tech". They are not filterless... they are naturally filtered. Plants and bacteria and oxygen and natural scientific processes at work for filtration closer to that of a natural habitat... that is why they work. I have many of those types of tanks in my home. The low tech also means low maintenance when done correctly, and long term can also mean low cost.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:28 PM   #15
 
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Ahhh, Angel079... thats the beauty of "no-tech" or "low tech". They are not filterless... they are naturally filtered. Plants and bacteria and oxygen and natural scientific processes at work for filtration closer to that of a natural habitat... that is why they work. I have many of those types of tanks in my home. The low tech also means low maintenance when done correctly, and long term can also mean low cost.
Uhm that's kinda obvious...I was ref to hawkian "needing" anything offered in stores and just used the filterless tanks as example - As in you do not need a HOB or Canister or Heater or all these gazillion things for a good set up - Nature does it best, I do understand that sorta kinda after all my tanks which were all heavy planted w/out chems nor fert's like most folks here do
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