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Running a Carbon pad in a planted tank?
I have a canister filter and I have put the carbon pad in it. My concern is that it may take out nutrients for the plants? Also, will the carbon affect the benefits of the Flourish Comprehensive?
I agree. Carbon has a great place in tanks with no plants, but in planted tanks the plants are better at filtering water, and they need all the nutrients to do this.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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carbon acts as a sponge and absorbs certain things... once it's capacity is reached it is useless, this happens faster I believe then the company says so
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