02-16-2010, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Austin
My little 10 gallon tank with my baby platies and mollies (and 1 guppy) (about 15-20 platies)(about 10-15 balloon mollies) might have ich! :(
2 of my fish have one ich white spot on them, so should I treat it? Or what do you guys recommend?
Also, I have some questions about filtration:
Is it necessary to have activated carbon as part of your filter system? If I took the carbon out of the sponge cartridge, would it work the same?
Since the filter is kinda breaking/broken I don't think it pumps as much water as it says. So the decreased flow makes the bio-wheel not spin, so I'm afraid to take the filter cartridge out to treat the ich because all the beneficial bacteria will die, so I'm considering taking out the activated carbon.
So long as you don't clean, remove ,Biowheel you can remove carbon cartridge.
Biowheeel also holds quite a bit of beneficial bacteria.