The Planted Tank Forum banner

Activated Carbon in an Eheim cannister filter?

1594 Views 5 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  danepatrick
I've got an Eheim 2232 and have been confused on the best method of using activated carbon, I read somewhere that normal activated carbon is not recommended. I've also seen that the carbon pad they give doesn't do much... this is what I've experienced.

I've spent a good time searching around here and on google as well so I apologize if I missed this somewhere, it seems like something basic that people would have had an issue with, but I haven't found an answer yet.

Thanks!
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

· Premium Member
Joined
·
9,417 Posts
It hurts...your wallet. :)

Activated carbon loses it's "cleansing effects" 2-3 weeks after you use it. Useful for removal of medications or tannins from the water.

Otherwise, I'd stick to Purigen since it's rechargable, and IMO, does a better job of making my water look clear. If you have a bad tannin problem or medication, I'd still throw a bag of carbon in for a few weeks or so, in addition to the Purigen.
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top