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Smigates 09-11-2007 11:39 PM

plant fertilizer and carbon
Will a carbon filter absorb my liquid plant fertilizer? i have a small carbon filter in my 150 gal tank (obviously not the only filter) mainly because it breaks the surface tension. because i heard thats good to do. but is it keeping my plants from geting nutrients?

Lupin 09-12-2007 12:14 AM

I'd remove the carbon. Yes, it will remove the nutrients. I don't find it necessary unless your tank has odors, tainted with medicines or having tannic acids which you won't like if it discolors the water.

mgamer20o0 09-12-2007 01:09 AM

dont think its going to take all of it out. might take out some but its not active after 2 weeks. unless your trying to treat for something no need to use it like lupin said........

Smigates 09-12-2007 07:55 PM

thank you so much for the promt answers. we couldnt do it without you guys

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