05-25-2011, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by zof
Activated carbon will remove some heavy metals and some other impurities in the water along with helping control the smell and providing a good home for beneficial bacteria, but it is not necessary for a well maintained healthy tank. It shouldn't really help any with oxygen dissipation in the water though.
Go with out it, you will save money and probably not notice a difference.
im confused.. what do u mean go without it? thats the kind of filter pads i have.. there white and inside is the black hard stuff..thats the carbon right?