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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?
Same with ^ theres no reason to use carbon in a planted tank and as you've said it will take out some of the stuff we put in with our liquid ferts.
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.
Thanks everyone! I will get it out tonight.
You can open up the pad and dump the carbon out and still use it.
I've done that on a few filters that came with the carbon pads.
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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