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Old 10-06-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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Carbon bad???

I've heard a lot lately that putting using carbon as part of your media filtration is bad. I don't use it, but am still not sure WHY its bad?
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I've heard a lot lately that putting using carbon as part of your media filtration is bad. I don't use it, but am still not sure WHY its bad?
I use it and my fish are fine don't worry about it:
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:22 PM   #3
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Don't know why it would be bad...maybe they didn't change it out and it became mush? It absorbs toxins and color, making the water clean and clear.
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Carbons not bad. Clears water, removes water discoloration and odors. Carbon should be changed every month, though. If using chemipure, can be changed very 2-3 months. It not an absolute necessity, some people don't use it at all.
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Carbon isn't bad. It just isn't needed in your filter as your "everyday" filtration IMO. I'd only use it when removing meds, odors, ect.
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