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Carbon filter in a planted tank
Old 03-25-2010, 11:34 AM   #11
 
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What I've done on previous tanks with HOBs is to carefully cut the plastic grill on the back of the media catridge and shake the carbon out. Then not only can you remove the carbon, but also rinse and re-use the catridge like you would a filter sleeve for a magnun canister. I haven't done this for plants since I use canisters for less surface agitation, but have to treat severe ich with meds. I imagine it would work similarly.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:59 PM   #12
 
I just took the carbon filter out and put in a new filter pad. I will keep a close eye on the ammonia, nitrate and nitrite for the new few days.

Thanks for all the good advices.
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