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dnalex

Activated Carbon...

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Hello,

Ever since joining this wonderful forum with its various people, I have been learning a lot, not the least of which is getting rid of the store bought filter cartridges and making my own.

I have been doing just that for a few months now, although I have been reluctant to get rid of the activated carbon (charcoal) component. So, until now, I've had bags of these in my filters. Today, I have officially removed them all. (I am getting ready to treat everyone with Prazipro after Sunday's water change).

My question is: do you still use activated carbon/charcoal in your filter setups? How will my removing the charcoal affect the water clarity, if at all? Thanks for your answers :)

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Have not used it in years and my tanks still are very clear.

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No carbon for me. Have not been using it for years except to remove meds. Even then, I just do water changes anyway to take advantage of clean water while removing the meds.

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I've never used carbon. Unless I'm removing meds after treatment. Which up to now has only been new fish Prazi treatment, thankfully.

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I do not use it. My tanks are perfectly clear.

The carbon is just such a "hassle" since you HAVE to renew it because after a while it will release nasties back into the water.

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