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Old 07-06-2003, 01:03 AM   #1
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Bio-Wheel and Medicine

On the bottle of ick medicine I have, it says before you use, remove any activated carbon from filter.....i removed the activated carbon from the little basket that I put it in...then i put the medicine in....within an hour, the water was no longer blue from the medicine....so i got to thinking...should i just have turned off the filter...i think there might be carbon in the actual filter pads of the bio-wheel...
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No, you need to leave the filter running. The biowheel is where your bacteria live that convert ammonia->nitrite->nitrate. The medication will still be fine.
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Agreed...no carbon on the bio wheel. Leave it running.
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ok, thank you
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Of course one thing is to be careful when dosing. Alot of the chemicals we use are antibacteral and thus can have a negitive effect on our bactera filter if dosed improerly.

Good luck with your ick solution.
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