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Old 05-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #1 
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i always thought npt ment

not planted tank lol what does it mean?
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #2 
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Well I've always been under the impression it stood for 'Natural Planted Tank', which included the use of soil and sort of followed the Walstad method.

However, many members here seem to call any planted tank a NPT.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:31 PM   #3 
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I also understand that NPT means "natural planted tank" that uses soil and live plants.
I think there is some debate as to whether or not a true NPT can use a filtration system or not. I use one in mine and still call it an NPT.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:49 PM   #4 
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In the sticky, OFL doesn't recommend not using a filter in any NPT over 10 gallons.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:49 PM   #5 
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Yes, I saw that. I have seen on other sites where people state that a true NPT does not have a filter. However, I am on board with OFL that a filter should be used in anything bigger than 10 gallons.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:56 PM   #6 
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To me, a planted tank and a Natural Planted Tank are two different things - an NPT is soil-based, Walstad method, as LBF said.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:43 PM   #7 
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i used to think npt was a "non-planted tank" as well. Lol!
natural planted tanks generally mean soil based tanks~
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #8 
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I have to agree "NPT" sounds more like non planted tank... xD But it is natural planted tank. I will be using a muffled filter for my 30, when I decide to naturally plant it.
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