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post #1 of 5 Old 11-08-2009, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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ok i wann make sure im understanding this right iv been readin so much im confused if i have a filter at the top sucking up junk pouring water back in and i have a under gravel filter thats blows air bulbs out the top vents does this mean i have to filters cleaning or i have one filter cleaning stuff and one filter just blowing air bubbles for fish to breath dang i hate being confused when it comes to stuff

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-08-2009, 01:15 AM
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Well a lot of people have gotten rid of there under gravle filters along time ago. But you would have 2 in a sense. You realy dont need them both unless you like the double filtering. I dont think the under gravle works that great for what i have. So i dont use them. You can run just that see how it works, Then run the other and see witch one works best. IMO.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-08-2009, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
lol i been running both for 3 months didnt knw they were to different ones but hey with the two oscars i got i mite wanna keep both going nasty little guys lol cool now i understand how my tanks stays so clean with these guys two filters no kidding i thot it was just some little bubble sytem hmm

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-08-2009, 10:54 AM
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If the ugf is working properly, it should suck the dirt into the gravel, making the water appear clean.
So your gravel bed, is working in the same fashion as a filter media pad would. (trapping dirt, a good place for beneficial bacteria to grow)
Although, the ugf, made my water look nice and clear, I got tired of seeing all the dirt that was removed during gravel vacs. Eventually, I chose to remove mine.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-08-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
ohhhh i understand it all now its actually simple and good way i got it going thats why my pleco is obessed with the gravel and not the glass lol all the bacteria is down yea i will keep them both hes loving all the bacteria on the rocks lol

65 gallon tank
1 oscar 7inch
1 firemouth 4inch
1 common pleco 6inch
1 long finned tiger oscar 3inch

45 gallon tank
2 rainbow tetra 3inch
2 skirt tetra 2inch
1 blue ram 2 inch
1 clown pleco 2 inch

15 gallon tank
1 sailfin pleco 2 inch
1 electric blue jd 2 half inch
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