11-02-2009, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyjiron
I do a 20% water change once a week. When i do a water change do I add flourish to the water im adding?
Also does the carbon in my filter, filters out the seachem fourish? I have a 55 gallon tank. I put in one capful once a week just like that instruction says...
I add the Flourish after tha tank is filled, but you can add it to the replacement water if you use a pail.
It is a difference of opinion but most planted tank authorities recommend dispensing with carbon or any similar chemical filter media. The plants do a better job of filtration with respect to cleaning the water, so the filter is really only necessary to create minimal water movement (depending upon the fish requirements in this regard) and remove suspended particulate matter via the pads. There is no point in interfering with that, as even minimally it is working at cross purposes to what you are aiming to achieve in a planted tank, providing good plant growth.
I assume the "Flourish" you're using is the Comprehensive Supplement for the Planted Aquarium.