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m3th0d 07-21-2004 12:43 AM

Hagen AC 200
 
Hi,

I just got my Hagen AquaClear 200 for my soon-to-be planted tank. It came with two different kinds of media - a sponge and a sack full of carbon. I put the sponge in there already but not the carbon because wouldn't it filter out my ferts etc.? Are there any advantages to having carbon in a planted tank? I'm just wondering because my filter chamber is only 1/3 full, maybe I should add another sponge? :icon_conf

Eddie

FMZ 07-21-2004 12:49 AM

THere's no advantage on using carbon for the planted tank. Buy an additional sponge and use 2 sponges in ur AQ. It'll give you more mechanical and biological filtiration.

malkore 07-21-2004 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by FMZ
THere's no advantage on using carbon for the planted tank. Buy an additional sponge and use 2 sponges in ur AQ. It'll give you more mechanical and biological filtiration.

Yep, and keep the carbon bag in case you need it to removed medications in the future (but I hope you won't have to)

m3th0d 07-21-2004 06:11 PM

Alright, thanks guys. I'm gonna be putting the carbon bag in there for just a few days to get rid of the tannins that my new driftwood is releasing. Then I'll take it out when I start planting...

pphx459 07-24-2004 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by m3th0d
Alright, thanks guys. I'm gonna be putting the carbon bag in there for just a few days to get rid of the tannins that my new driftwood is releasing. Then I'll take it out when I start planting...

Being a smarta$$, wouldn't THAT be an advantage? :wink:


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