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The dissolved nutrients are still going to be in the line even if you filter it. People have done it, but if you are going to do it, you should be aware that you may not want to be breathing the mist and take steps to contain it.

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Actually there are significant differences between reefs and terraria provided that the substrate is not allowed to be come saturated. The ability of soil to deal with waste products is actually magnitudes above that of any aquatic system (or filter). There is a fair bit of literature on this but digging out free access copies is going to be a pain.
The whole issue is totally dependent on whether or not the substrate is allowed to be well drained or not, a substrate that is waterlogged or saturated goes anaerobic very quickly and does not efficiently deal with waste products. Often those who use the tank as a sump do not raise the falsebottom up high enough to prevent saturation of the substrate and the subsequent issues that it provides.

If you have a copy of it, there is a small but relevent discussion on this in Ecology of the Planted Aquarium (Echinodorus Press).

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