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Hi Cookie,in 40 yrs. in the hobby I have used carbon maybe twice to remove medication and not at all for 20 yrs.it is not needed and clogs up very quickly.Phosguard is not normally used in planted tanks as it removes phosphates that are of major importance to plant health.Better to cut back the light period and if necessary spot treat with H202[peroxide]using a spray bottle or syringe.
 

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H202 is hydrogen peroxide the same you use for injuries and is deadly to most algae and if you don't overdose does no harm to fish or plants,many threads on here about proper use but basically you dose directly on the algae with filters off for about a 1/2 hour.Use a spray bottle or syringe and store in a dark place.Hard to say about your light because we don't know your plant setup any pics or description would be helpful.I have two heavily planted tanks and run my lights at full for eight hours a day.Do you dose co2 or excel??
 
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