07-17-2008, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by thespiff
The only thing that really wears out are the carbon inserts...but you don't really need those anyway. All they do is improve water clarity which is really only useful if you put in driftwood with a lot of tannins and don't like brown water.
Just to add onto that, if you have media with carbon in it, just cut the flossy side open a bit and shake all the carbon out. Carbon is pretty much useless in my opinion, unless you want to remove like meds from the tank (Lol no one hound on me for calling it useless but in a planted tank its does more bad then good) Plus if left in for to long its been known to cause hole in the head disease, and removes nutrition from the water that feeds your plants.