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Old 10-02-2004, 08:20 PM   #1
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Pros. And Cons. Of Activated Carbon?


Any One Have An Opinion?
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Old 10-02-2004, 08:34 PM   #2
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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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Old 10-02-2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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What about when fish are in the tank as well?
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Old 10-03-2004, 12:36 AM   #4
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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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Old 10-03-2004, 01:14 AM   #5
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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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Old 10-03-2004, 01:40 AM   #6
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Quote:
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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