Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-18-2004, 07:34 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 15
Question on Oxygen levels + filter

I have an O2 measurement kit that measures in mg/l but I don't know what is good and what is bad. Can anyone help?

Also, I have a well planted tank (using deponit/sliver sand/inert (1.2-2mm) gravel) with an undergravel heater cable that uses convection to move water through the substrate. Presumably my biological filter exists in both the filter and the substrate but which is most effective or most important of the 2 biological filters?
__________________

__________________
swozzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2004, 10:31 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 607
wat filter u r using?
__________________

__________________
vega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2004, 10:34 AM   #3
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Presumably my biological filter exists in both the filter and the substrate but which is most effective or most important of the 2 biological filters?
Neither, IMO, it's the plants themselves. They are constantly removing nutrients from the water, providing O2 when the lights are on, AND, they also provide tons of surface area for the nitrifiying bacteria to grow on.

Second I would say the substrate, last, filter, no matter what tyep of filter you have. All my opinion, mind you.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filter, level, oxygen

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low oxygen levels Tony Roberts Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 11-30-2006 12:06 PM
Oxygen Levels and Deaths Squado Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 08-10-2006 08:34 AM
oxygen levels Dr.Nate Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 04-11-2006 11:56 AM
Oxygen levels benharrison1uk Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 11-03-2005 07:30 PM
Oxygen levels aquanaut Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 05-08-2005 01:55 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.