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post #1 of 5 Old 11-04-2008, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Carbon?

what does carbon do if you put it in your water, a carbon bag thing came with a filter I jsut got and I was wondering what I would do with it and why?
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-04-2008, 06:48 PM
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I have annvel filter and an over the back filter and they both have carbon in them. One thing i do know is that it removes chemicals from the water. Check out this link for more info
Activated Carbon - The Aquarium Wiki
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-04-2008, 10:39 PM
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by annvel filter i meant an over the back filter, sorry not really sure how that typo happened
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-04-2008, 11:31 PM
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carbon removes inorganics from the water.

ive heard that its long time use results in fish getting hole in the head disease, however i have never experienced this.

after you dose medicine to a tank, running a filter with carbon helps to remove it, however i personally just use a seperate "hospital tank"

to sum it up, it wont hurt to use carbon on your tank
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-05-2008, 01:47 AM
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The use of carbon (in freshwater tanks, anyway) is a controversial topic, so it's best to do research on the topic and decide for yourself whether or not you choose to use it.

We discussed it a bit in this thread:
http://www.fishforum.com/freshwater-...ally-do-18538/

If you do choose to use it, you must replace it on a regular basis (at least monthly) in order to achieve the benefits it supposedly confers. Some, however, don't replace it because once it is deactivated, it can become a substantial part of your biological filtration as it becomes host to a large number of beneficial bacteria.

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