Originally Posted by MattD
Thing is, with Algone, you need to remove your carbon inserts for the duration you're using Algone - unnecessary modifications unless a reason to use it is present. I had Algone in for two weeks, it cleared my bloom in a couple days, but I left it in for a while longer to ensure it didn't show up anytime soon.
I'd say using them for your 29 gal is a waste. Algone is expensive, so only use it when you absolutely must.
This is actually not true....If you use algone you can use your carbon just as you always do. There is no interaction problems with algone and carbon. But I would leave algone in all the time, cause I would rather do preventative than disaster recovery...Know what I mean?
Relatively speaking for PM type usage algone is not that expensive as you are only changing it every couple weeks (up to 4 weeks) at a time