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crs1945 11-11-2011 02:39 PM

Liquid Ferts.
 
When you use liquid fertilizers in your tank Do you shut off the filter for a period of time???8-)

Boredomb 11-11-2011 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crs1945 (Post 890788)
When you use liquid fertilizers in your tank Do you shut off the filter for a period of time???8-)

No but if you are running a carbon /charcoal pad /bag you need to take that out though.

crs1945 11-12-2011 06:13 AM

How long do you leave it out? The charcoal has the mechanical filter pad as a part of it, Thanks

Byron 11-12-2011 05:31 PM

In a planted tank it is advisable not to have carbon (charcoal) filtration. Carbon adsorbs [that is not mis-spelled, it adsorbs rather than absorbs:-)] substances from the water, including nutrients that the plants can use.

If the carbon part of the filter media can be removed, it can be replaced with just filter sponge/floss material.

Byron.


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