I am trying to cut back on the artificial filtration and increase my natural. At the present I run a double and a single backfilter with carbon inserts and a skimmer, along with a DSB
, and about 40lbs of LR
in my 55g. I have turned off the backfilters and will monitor my water quality over the next few week to see if this is posible. I have 2 PH
and the skimmer for water movement. I seem to have a nice flow in the tank.
My question is, if this work to where I only run my backfilter periodically, do you think it feesable to use the double sided backfilter for a refugium? I have sent for some macro algaes to help combat an algae problem I have had for quite some time. Could the macro algae act as a filter medium or am I Just not seeing the obviuos on why it won't work?
All input is welcome please.