Originally Posted by PB_Smith
good point about the fluidized bed, hmmmm. well I could run airline into each bottle reactor and tie it to battery air pump to at least maintain some degree of "disturbance" within them to avoid clumping/clogging.
got to ponder this a bit more.....
And this was the point. Why would a new customer want to get into the hobby if the hobby was too complex to be in? Simplicity, while not always the best alternative, is what people needed back then as well as now. But simplicity doesn't have to mean skimping on necessities. With a little bit of knowledge, we all could build filters, backgrounds and even tanks for less than it costs to buy new HOWEVER, if you don't have the time or expertise, you have to buy somebody elses' creation. ( My DIY filters were not a pretty sight to see but they worked like crazy. LOL ) Thus, the "next best thing" is on the drawing board right now being created. Will it be better than what's out now? Probably not but it will be simpler.