This is what I am getting at, in the SW world the nutrients are taken up by the macro algae and the animals by making sure they have what they need to thrive in a controlled manner, so why can't that be done in FW?
I will come back to other accumulations later, one thing at a time :D
The expense of Triton depends on what you are comparing it to. It is basically the same as baling but with the added knowledge gained from accurate water testing, so you are dosing accurately and not guessing, like you do with most other methods, including EI for FW I guess. If you just do it...
Thanks for the reply Martin.
The plumbing on the sump is silent so noise is not an issue at all.
The first chamber I will try to reuse the Siporax for bio media and will also run fine filter socks.
Turn over speed I will look at, currently probably around 5-6x
I have an opportunity to change one of my tanks over from a marine macro algae seahorse tank to a freshwater planted.
I would obviously like to re-use as much of the equipment as possible to keep to changeover costs to a minimum.
The tank itself is a sumped 3ft optiwhite rimless...