09-17-2006, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by girlofgod
i use a filter that requires this activated carbon as a media. it has blue flossy stuff on one side and black plastic on the other side and the AC is between the two. i dont think i can purchase a media for this filter that doesnt have AC in it...everything i have read on tanks says that you should have some type of chemical filtration in your tank, i.e. actiavated carbon, etc. this is wrong?
There's nothing wrong with placing activated carbon in the filter but I find it unnecessary for awhile.
I used it only when I want to remove the meds in my tank or any stains in the water particularly tannins(well, the woods will still leach too much tannins anytime