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post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Diana View Post
I usually run a filter with plenty of floss in it. Then rinse the floss once or twice while the water is clearing up. It is amazing how much fine debris the floss will trap. Carbon is of no use to clear this kind of cloudy water.

Carbon can however help remove chlorine,some metal's possibly found in substrates,source water,tannin's from wood,peat, along with dyes that sometimes coat the substrates if they are offered in differing color's like the pink,blue,green,bag's of stuff offered .
Had never heard of this particular sand, so after searching for a bit I saw where it or similar type ,was offered in different color's.
Carbon can also aDsorb dissolved organic's that may be leaching into the water from substrates where they are found.
In any event,I feel there is little harm using it short term to help clear up what it may be able to.(can't hurt nothing )
Can alway's remove it after a week, and keep some on hand maybe to remove residual's from med's after treament's.
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