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jnorris
04-30-2003, 06:55 PM
For all of you considering removing your UGF (assuming you have a nice canister filter)

I am quite pleased with not having the UGF. I took out the powerheads and plates a month ago and I swear my tank stays cleaner. I do have catfish and a pleco so that may help, but I noticed theat the tank is even better than the UGF.....

For all of you thinking about getting rid of UGF you have my full support! (just make sure you have decent filtration without it).

chc
05-02-2003, 02:56 PM
I think most will find the change to be positive. Thanks for sharing your experience; there's a lot of "re-education" to do!

finz
05-02-2003, 05:16 PM
jnorris - how are your occelatus doing?

jnorris
05-02-2003, 05:35 PM
I have one left...the male

The others vanished (prob. to the Comp or Front).

He is doing well.

finz
05-02-2003, 08:57 PM
yikes!

jnorris
05-03-2003, 09:09 AM
Considering my male 7.5" Comp will eat a full cube of frozen krill without letting it thaw I find it not very suprising.

And the Frontosa is an eating machine.

finz
05-03-2003, 10:13 AM
Thats one huge comp for sure:nervous:

ferdelance
05-15-2003, 07:24 AM
jnorris,

you mentioned that you need good filtration when you remove your UGF. What dio you recommend in leiu of an
UGF-canister maybe and what in addition?
I'm thinking of getting rid of my ugf also

chc
05-15-2003, 05:55 PM
Any combination of power filters and canisters would be an improvement.

Emperor power filters and Eheim canisters are my preference, but Aquaclears and Fluvals can work also.

I tend to use just power filters, but I know many who set up canisters for biological filtration with the power filters primarily for mechanical.