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Old 06-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Carbon filter and salty shrimp


so i have carbon in one of my filters on my shrimp tank and was wondering if it absorbs my salty shrimp ph/gh mix for my neos. if so im going to remove it lol
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Is there any reason for you to use carbon? Most people don't use carbon, unless they are filtering out medication. Also there are several theories out there about carbon being bad, and after its life has been used it may release the toxins it absorbed back into the water.
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it just came with the bio wheel, the AC just has media in it i just left the carbon in it, i was planning to remove it when i add the salty mix
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It won't alter your parameters when using Bee Shrimp Mineral or Shrimp Mineral.

As mentioned, though, carbon isn't something that's used in planted tanks unless one needs to remove medication. Probably best to remove it.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:15 AM   #5
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What about Seachem Purigen? Is it recommended to leave in the filter and replace every 6 months?
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:20 AM   #6
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Purigen has to be cleaned/recharged when it turns brown. That may be three weeks in some aquariums or a year in others.

I use it in some of my shrimp tanks.

Basic filter media like ceramic rings, sponge, filter floss and even Purigen are great for planted tanks and for tanks with shrimp.
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You'll also be removing the ferts you add to the tank for your plants. I didn't figure that out till someone pointed it out to me. Like pouring money down the drain.
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