The Planted Tank Forum banner
activated carbon
1-6 of 6 Results
  1. DIY
    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.
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    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...
  3. Equipment
    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: Pros Removed organics and other harmful items ^might decrease algae through reduction in organics (My 50%...
  4. Equipment
    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.
  5. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    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. Cheers.
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Are the authors of the linked page on base? http://theaquariumwiki.com/Activated_Carbon Also, does anyone on here frequent The Aquarium Wiki?
1-6 of 6 Results
Top