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Old 09-13-2004, 11:35 AM   #11
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I agree totally that a canister is better for a planted tank, and I am not a fan of the Magnum 350s, but lots of people have them and are quite happy.

Sunni - I'll move it over to Planted for you.

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Bio-Wheels are not terrible for planted tanks. They just make it harder to keep decent CO2 levels. I have never heard of a Bio-Wheel removing bacteria. Can you point me to a source of this information? And as far as I know plants don't need bacteria to live. Perhaps you have confused ammonia or nitrite with bacteria?

I do agree that the Magnum 350 is not that good of a filter as it has a very small surface area for mechanical filtration.
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You bring up a very good point. I made a mistake. Biowheels remove amonia ,not bacteria, which in a planted tank amonia will be eaten up, if maintained correctly. Perhaps I should proof read more often

Seeing how this post was "canister or biowheel for a planted tank". I'm standing firmly on a canister. Although I've never ran a Magnum 350, only researched it. I'm still standing firm on the fact that theres better canister's on the market. Rena, Ehiem and Fluval all make a better can IMO.
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Old 09-21-2004, 02:01 AM   #14
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I decided on a Rena canister... Now I need to learn about co2 systems!

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