05-26-2008, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by live2bet
What about rotating power head to lose those dead spots?
I don't understand. With the Marineland power filters, with the reverse flow adapters, one can make "power sponge filters".
However, you will need to be careful when designing your filtration system. The goal is getting the maximum without breaking the bank or compromising total filtration. The undergravel plate utilizes the largest area in your tank, the substrate. Foregoing its use would to be counter productive by not taking advantage of your largest resource. Also not using a reverse flow system with a ugf increases your maintenance with more frequent gravel sweeps.
The choice is yours, of course, but, if it were me, that would be one of the last things I'd compromise.