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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-12-2020, 12:13 AM
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When I have used activated carbon on a new tank in the past I usually see very noticeable results in 2 to 3 days. I usually use a pretty large amount of carbon though. How much active carbon you are using and how much water you can push through the active carbon will make a big difference in how quickly the water will start to clear up.
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-13-2020, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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did 50% water change and kept the carbon running
The water is still a little murky but much much much better than before.

How often would you change the carbon in the filter?
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did 50% water change and kept the carbon running
The water is still a little murky but much much much better than before.

How often would you change the carbon in the filter?
Every two weeks worked well for me. Ebay has good prices on activated carbon.
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