Filter Vs Constant Water Changes

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Aidan Zollner

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Hi,

Just starting my 5th tank and got thinking about filter vs constante water changes.(water flow)

I live rural and have a well so water cost would not be a problem(also have checked if my water has metals in it)

Would this work and would I have to do any mantanance.

This would be hooked up sump style with a overflow into my water change pipe.
 

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I have thought about that as well and i came to the conclusion that my well pump doesn't run for free a filter would be cheaper than the electric for both the well pump and how much extra the heater would be on.
 

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Sounds like a whole lot of unnecessary work. Not to mention a huge waste of water.
 
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OK thanks. I will rethink this.
 

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I agree with AllieSten.
I would just go with a filter.
 

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You would still need water changes and need to clean the filter a lot more. The easiest way is to get a lot of plants which will make hiding spaces for fish and will take in excess nutrients.
 

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Where does the water go? If it is being sent to some useful purpose, then it might be fine to do that way. Otherwise, as a closed system, just recycle or filter through with the water and reuse it again and again for the tank.
 
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