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post #1 of 8 Old 01-31-2012, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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where can i get charcole instead of carbon
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-31-2012, 12:49 PM
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Were I live I only see bone charcole, is charcole better then carbon?
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-31-2012, 02:47 PM
you don't need either. For aquarium you need activated charcoal/ carbon. Not any carbon/charcoal will work. Either way the benifits are small and the costs high(for media).
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-01-2012, 12:01 AM
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Yes,I mean activated bone charcoal. It is cheep for me,about 3$ for 250gr.Were I live we don't use US Dollars we use Rand it is about 8 Rand for one Dollar.
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-01-2012, 09:47 AM
Most folks here don't use activated carbon - unnecessary, effective for just a few days and not worth the money...unless you are removing meds or other unwanted chemicals.

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-01-2012, 09:59 AM
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where can i get charcole instead of carbon
Well if you live in South Africa you can get it in checkers
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-01-2012, 04:35 PM
that price is still expensive, considering it lasts a week at most. Then compared to the year or more you get out of a $3 bag of filter floss. Even if carbon was dirt cheap I still probably wouldn't bother to use it as I don't open up my filters that often and its messy stuff.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-02-2012, 07:02 AM
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yeah my LFS (which is more of a fish store than an aquarium supply store... awesome place) does just bone charcoal, and its sold in a giant bin with a scoop and a scale lol Im guessing its effectively the same thing.

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