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So I have a question, and I have been dosing EI dry ferts, and I always have my filter on, which confuses me - wouldn't the filter just suck up all the nutrients?


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So I have a question, and I have been dosing EI dry ferts, and I always have my filter on, which confuses me - wouldn't the filter just suck up all the nutrients?
The filters are not going to filter out the fertilizer or minerals.
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If you have activated carbon in your filter it may remove some of the ferts

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The ferts stay in the water and are not removed by filter media unless you are using chemical filtration such as carbon. Even then, carbon removes only a small amount especially if dosing EI


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I was also wondering about this. Should I increase my daily dosage to compensate for the activated carbon?
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I was also wondering about this. Should I increase my daily dosage to compensate for the activated carbon?
You should just remove your carbon, there isn't really any need for it.
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I also have fish in my tanks and tend to become overpopulated as new babies grow up and until I find new homes for them.
So this is what I have read:
Activated carbon adsorbs a number of dissolved contaminants such as; chloramines and chlorine, tannins (which color the water) and phenols (which cause odors), some heavy metals such as tin, mercury and iron; and fish medications. Indeed, thatís one of the best reasons to have carbon on hand: to whisk out any accidental overdoses or to remove residual medication after a disease treatment.

I have researched and found the best way to use it is about 3 tablespoons of activated carbon per 50 gallons. This will last about 1 to 2 days and then you can remove it and replace as you want. Suggestion was every two weeks. It needs to be placed after regular filtration and in a high flow area. It does not do well if clogged up with dirty water.
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I used to have carbon in my filter, however removed it a while ago and have never noticed any difference. The only time it's a necessity is to remove meds or if you simply MUST have your tank water looking sparkly clean, otherwise it's just an unnecessary media that requires regular replacement to keep working.

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