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post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 04:25 PM
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Chemical (Carbon) Filtration

Originally Posted by newbieplanter View Post
If carbon is made to take chemicals out tha water is that taking away from the ferts I give my plants or should I remove the carbon part of the filter?
Hello New...

You can safely remove the carbon, provided you'll commit to larger water changes and to doing them a bit more often. I change out half the water in my tank every week and don't use carbon.

The water changes do a much better job of removing floating particles and toxins in the tank water than chemical medium.

Just a suggestion, though. You're the "Head Waterkeeper".


"Fear not my child, just change the tank water."
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