Posts Tagged plenum

Can Decorative Sand Be Used For Filtration

This is a very good question which I was asked recently via email and I thought that I would detail it here for others to read and hopefully benefit from. A lot of aquarists decide to put a small amount of decorative sand in the bottom of

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Mud Bed Aquarium Filtration

Mud bed filtration is similar to that of other sand based aquarium filtration systems, however the substrate is made of such a small grain size that it is very much like mud. A good filtration method to equate a mud bed to is the refugium. In the

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The Canister Filter – A Thing Of The Past Or Still Useful?

Technology marches on and there are quite a few devices that are available for use with a marine system. The canister filter is not new and has been with us for a considerable period. Canister filters are made by quite a few manufacturers. They are usually shaped,

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Aquarium Filter Media – Is There Such A Thing As The Best One

The function of the filtration is to ensure that the relevant nutrients in the water are processed. These nutrients occur due to the inhabitants being kept in a closed environment – the aquarium. Of course life in the ocean also creates waste yet the ocean is so

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Why Does Sand Become Such A Detritus Trap?

Not all marine aquarium systems use sand. These are said to be ‘bare-bottom‘, and the aquarists have decided to forego a sand bed in the interests of cleanliness. When the aquarium is new, the bare bottom does look unfinished, but in a little time if the seawater

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