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Old 10-02-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
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putting an undergravel filter on a sw tank

is it a good idea to put a undergravel filter in a sw tank?
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Old 10-02-2004, 09:58 PM   #2
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I wouldn't do it. I have heard nightmares that it is a breeding ground for detrius. I would just use substrate and some powerheads.

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I also agree that it is a bad idea. The common idea seems to be a DSB combined with LR for filtration with ample PH's and perhaps a protein skimmer.
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thank's alot guys appreciate all your help
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choclate chip star fish
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