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Im totally lost! New tank set-up
Old 09-16-2006, 01:51 AM   #11
 
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Active Carbon
This media is best used only for removal of medicines, stains(dye of meds particularly methylene blue), foul odor and stains(usually tannins leached by bogwoods).
It will last only a month or two in your filter and you'll have to buy a new one again. If this media has been used for a long time, you may find your tank becoming cloudy because of that.
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:27 PM   #12
 
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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?

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Old 09-17-2006, 05:45 PM   #13
 
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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?

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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 ).
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