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Help with new planted 240 liters/60 g planted aquarium

Discussion in 'Fresh & Planted Nano Tanks' started by PedroMV, Aug 10, 2018.

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  1. Byron

    Byron Member

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    As you intend live plants, I would not use any sort of chemical filtration. "Chemical" filtration refers to filtration that affects the water chemistry in some way, such as carbon (your "coal" I am assuming refers to black activated carbon which is common in many filters), purigen or matrix.

    Most canister filters have three stage filtration, the first being some type of ceramic disks, the second a biological media (the "mech"), and then the fine pads/floss/sponge layer. These provide mechanical filtration, which involves removing particulate matter from the water so it is clear, and biological which deals with ammonia/nitrite.

     
  2. PedroMV

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    Thank you for your answer i will post more updates in 2 weeks when all the remaining parts arrive
     

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