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Old 04-12-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Plants and UGF?

Looking to add plants to a 29g community tank with plain gravel substrate and a UGF. Just ordered a 65w CF light that will get here tomorrow

How well will plants do with a UGF? Would I be limited to plants that will attach to rocks/etc?
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While it can be done, I'd recommend that you swap it out for a HOB filter instead. It'll make it a lot easier to care for the tank without causing extra problems for your plants and/or the filter.
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I thinkyou would be fine with most plants that are not heavy root feeders. I grew plants in pots for quite a while when I had a UGF. It actually worked quite well.
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I'm looking at anacharis, hornwort, maybe java fern, and some sort of grass would be nice if possible.

its a 29g tank and my 65w cf light gets here tomorrow
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none of those are heavy rooters, with the possible exception of whatever 'grass' plant you choose.

teh bigger issue is that UGF's need to be pulled up once a year and cleaned, which means pulling all the plants out, and that stresses them a little.

UGF has its place, especially RUGF, but for the most part its an out-dated filter system.
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