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sharlean 01-31-2012 01:01 PM

where can i get charcole instead of carbon:-?

nicolaas 01-31-2012 01:49 PM

Were I live I only see bone charcole, is charcole better then carbon?

Mikaila31 01-31-2012 03:47 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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nicolaas 02-01-2012 01:01 AM

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.

AbbeysDad 02-01-2012 10:47 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.

nicolaas 02-01-2012 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by sharlean (Post 968639)
where can i get charcole instead of carbon:-?

Well if you live in South Africa you can get it in checkers:-D

Mikaila31 02-01-2012 05:35 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.

beetlebz 02-02-2012 08:02 AM

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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