02-20-2012, 10:39 AM
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seems to me a pretty, and neat looking way to not do anything of value lol
there are ONLY 2 things that will effectively and reliably combat ammonia. Patience, is the first big one. Commercial biological filtration (or units WITH biological filtration) are going to work just as well. The new rage im hearing about is only biological filtration, no mech or chemical. To each his own, imho. It will still certainly keep the ammonia down, provided water changes are getting done. But the biggest part of the equation, is having the patience to cycle those bacterial colonies properly. No short cuts on this one.
Plants are a big #2. Still takes a little bit of patience to get the plants growing and filling out, but once they have attained their ideal growth and growth rates, they are monsters at devouring things we dont want in our aquariums.
what the kid in this video is doing essentially make a bio filter. If you have a filter, it will do the same thing and then some in time. That might actually be a neat project if you used a real bio media in there or something less smooth than straws, still not necessary though, IMHO. Actually.... I wonder if I could make something similar to off set the 2nd filter on my 110g...