Reef Sources Guide - Filtration

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Green Brittle StarFiltration is sort of an all-encompassing category that covers things that take out of your tank all of the stuff that you put in, other than animals that is. Not only will animal waste products quickly cause toxic levels of ammonia in the system, but dissolved organics can quickly overcome a closed system, and must be removed. There are three basic types of filtration: biological, mechanical, and chemical. Each of these three types of filtration fill particular niches, and most or all are necessary at some point. All of these types of filtration will be discussed in the following sections:

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