I need to redo my tank's substrate because the tank's pH is too high. The undergravel filter has a powerhead. I was thinking of using a bottom layer of activated carbon topped with porous clay pebbles. Has anyone ever tried something similar? Or know of probable complications? Thanks.
I just medicated my tank for a short while and have found a sort of residue on the water surface - nothing alarming but it is noticeable. I have a spare eheim carbon pad which I could use temporarily however there is a lot of contrasting opinions on whether it will remove plant nutrients and...
Even though I don't regularly change out my carbon, I'm having a hard time dropping it and placing in more bio-media... Would someone make up my mind for me haha?
Here's my pro/cons list:
Removed organics and other harmful items
^might decrease algae through reduction in organics (My 50%...
After activated carbon has reached its point of maximum adsorbing capacity and has released what it has adsorbed, will it turn into biological media?
I ask this because activated carbon has a lot of surface area and seems to be abundant.
I recently introduced carbon to remove tannins in my water and was wondering if activated carbon removes liquid excel, nitrogen, potassium, etc from my water column?
I can't find a definitive answer online.