NANFA-- algae filter
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 21:06:58 EDT

A few days ago there was a post about building an algae filter. I have used
them in salt water with great success and I have also found that fast growing
plants like hornwort will allow you to keep an aquarium with little or no
filtration. emergent plants like cattails or water hyacinths will do an even
better job of maintaining water quality. All it takes is an intense light
source and a little time and we could forget about filters and just run air
pumps. A sedimentation type tank can be used to settle out particulates.
Using a system with no filtration allows for a more natural plankton
population and freshwater clams will thrive on detritus.

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