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Underground filters vs. nothing

This is a discussion on Underground filters vs. nothing within the Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate forums, part of the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) category; Is it better to have an underground filter where the substrate is siphoned once a week, or to just siphon ...

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Old 12th November 2004   #1 (permalink)
lauren
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Is it better to have an underground filter where the substrate is siphoned once a week, or to just siphon the gravel once a week? I have a corner filter as well.

The water in the tank is clear but discolored, and I think the stuff trapped under the UG filter might be contributing.



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Old 13th November 2004   #2 (permalink)
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It's better too have filtration especially with axies who are massive waste makers. It would make your job very difficult without a filter, and on this forum it is often said that under gravel filters are the best for axies.



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Old 13th November 2004   #3 (permalink)
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if there's crud trapped under your filter, then its obviously not doing its job and you can take it out. If you're good about siphoning (i do it twice a week or more) and put in a bigger filter (a corner filter's pretty small for axies), then you probably dont need the UG filter



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