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Old 07-16-2009, 05:45 AM   #1
 
carbon filters

do i need to use a carbon filter? this is another thing everthing i read seems to be different.
what exactally does the carbon filter do?
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:55 AM   #2
 
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Carbon absorbs stench, chemicals and tannins. I don't use carbon unless I want the treatments or tannins removed out of the tank. It is not necessary.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:32 AM   #3
 
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Agree with Lupin. Also, some plant authorities say that carbon removes nitrates nutrients and should not be used in a planted tank. Carbon certainly removes nitrates, the manufacturers recommend it for this reason, and plants need nitrates and nutrients.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:27 PM   #4
 
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agree there with Byron, besides carbon looses it's working power after I would say 5 days.
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