10-31-2009, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by npjpkac
Oh, I know I know...I do plan on getting a better filter here sometime soon, when funds are adequate. It does what I need it to, suck out the particulate and aerate my tank. Is it seriously that simple...you just keep the carbon out...so if I wanted to go text book, you guys only use mechanical and biological filtration? Plus I have plenty of plants to help out in the chemical part.
Well if you want a better one a Penguin 100 or 150 would be perfect for that tank.
Anyways it is just that simple. You don't want to use carbon, don't put it in. There's nothing to balance, nothing new to add. Just don't put it in and you're good to go. If you've got plants I'd recommend not using it anyways. Any ferts you add will just get sucked up by the carbon.