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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Pros. And Cons. Of Activated Carbon?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 09:34 PM
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To filter a planted tank?

Pro: Improves cashflow of your LFS or online supplier.

Con: Removes essential nutrients from the water column.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-02-2004, 11:52 PM
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What about when fish are in the tank as well?

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 01:36 AM
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My opinion: Water changes are way superior to activated carbon. Both for planted and un-planted tanks. Both for fish and plants.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-03-2004, 02:14 AM
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In a planted tank you have a much better enviorment for the fish so carbon is not needed. In fact carbon in a planted tank sucks up the needed nutrients that the plants use.

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Originally Posted by Wasserpest
To filter a planted tank?

Pro: Removes chemicals from the water column.

Con: Removes chemicals from the water column.

fixed for a less bias opinion.
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