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Canister Filters

Can coral sand be used as a biological medium? No, it will quickly compact down hard, preventing proper water flow. What is the correct canister packing to operate an underground filter? If a reserve-flow underground filter is in use, extra biological filtration is unnecessary within the canister and only mechanical media should be used.

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Will an increase in aquarium water temperature affect biological filtration?

Yes…  As with fish and inverts, most bacteria require a certain amount of dissolved oxygen to perform effectively, rapidly increasing temperature reduces the waters oxygen levels causing the bacteria to die/loose ability to function.  The remaining bacteria will endanger livestock by competing for the available oxygen.  Therefore a stable aquarium temperature is essential for an…

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