NANFA-- anyone ever toyed with this idea?

matt ashton (
Mon, 19 Jan 2004 06:59:17 -0800 (PST)

I just got a 55 from a neighbor looking to get some basement space back. I am looking to do a native tank along the lines of what Todd does with his set up. I have been debating filter options, mostly along the lines of cost, and some other things to tweak. I was curious to know if anyone has ever though of setting up such a sand bed in the style of a plenum system. You do not hear much about that mentioned in freshwater applications. Wouldnt that aide in creating that anerobic zone for bacteria and be simple as an UG filter plate with some pea gravel over top to minimize sand getting sucked under the plate. I just cant justify the cost of an Ehiem when you could attempting the same thing within your tank and then aide the filtration in other ways.
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