There is really little difference - carbon helps keep water looking clean the other helps to remove ammonia, and can be a good media to allow benefical baceria to develop on. I'm not looking at the links, I'm just assuming by the name. If it was me, I'd go a couple different products in a mesh bag. Is your tank cycled? What type of filter are you running? You can buy mesh bags and put filter media in those. If you are using the batting, just make sure you rinse it in "old tank" water during each water change. Those can build up lots of gunk, which will not help you keep nitrates low. You can layer your filter stuff, batting to trap the "large debris", and then other products to clean water etc. There are lots of choices. Kind of depends on your filter set up.Hello! I'm new and didn't see my question anywhere on the web or this forum.
I plan on using quilt batting around a metal frame with some sort of media in between the layers of batting. I'm not sure if I should use just activated carbon (like this) or API Ammo-Carb (this).
I think what I'm trying to ask is what exactly is the difference? Is one better/worse than the other? I wasn't able to find anyone on the web with my same questions.
(I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong place. )