Which is better?

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by EFJ, 3 May 2012.

  1. EFJ

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    I am just wondering which type of ATS is better, the angled horizontal type or the vertical waterfall type? Those members that have ATS systems please give us your input on your system and why you prefer your choice of ATS.:thumbup:
     
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  3. mariusmeyer

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    Had a vertical one. Cant mount lights on both sides if you have an angled one. Lighting both sides mean double the surface area. Worked well but cleaning it became a pain so I got rid of it. Dont miss it really.
     
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    My preferred setup is globes in the middle with two single sided screens along side it hanging vertical.

    And yes, to much of a schlep, not running one any more. They work and are marvellous. But I'm lazy.
     
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    I had a vertical one then it cloged and sprayed water all over my carpets finding it easier to Just prune a cheato ball floating around the sump every so often
     
  6. EFJ

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    OK, but isn't algae scrubber better at removing nutrients than cheato?
     
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