Same concept at reverse UGF
, just trying to keep the waste suspended until a power filter or canister catches it. This moves more water than a reverse UGF
so it would be a bit more effective.
One thing you gotta keep in mind is that a system such as that requires a lot of water movement in the tank to be effective. If you have any dead spots, waste will settle there. Each of his Rio 2100s moves 700 gph
, and there are three in the tank for close to 2100gph of water movement just keeping the waste suspended. Combined with power filters, that tank probably has close to 3000gph of water movement for the system to work. In the 135 tank he has, that is a 22x turnover and a lot of power usage. That might be OK for Cichlids which love a really strong current, but more tropicals would not enjoy being blown around constantly. By eliminate all dead spots on the bottom of the tank, you are also eliminating rest areas for fish.
Now that looks like I am just complaining, but I really would consider this system in a Cichlid tank
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