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Old 01-08-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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WHOOPS, I Medicated with Carbon in?

I think i goofed up! I just medicated my 29 gallon aquarium, BUT i totally forgot to take the carbon out of my Pengiun bio-wheel 150! I didn't even realize it untill after i put one whole packet of Maracyn 2 in my aquarium. DO you think the carbon absorbed the medication? For my tank size I need roughly 2 1/2 packets. If i did goof up should i go ahead and dose the other 1/2 packet which would make 3 whole packets all together?

Maracyn 2 = 1 packet for every 10 gallons. My 29 gallon tank really only holds about 26 gallons.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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How long did you still have the carbon in after medicating and how old is the carbon?
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i just put the fresh carbon in last night to help absorb some melafix that i was useing. and the Maracyn 2 was only in for maybe 2 minutes before i took the carbon out.
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Oh, then the carbon didn't absorb it. But, it will absorb it now.
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Let me rephrase that. I added fresh carbon yesterday to absorb the melafix but a few hours ago when i was adding the first dose of maracyn i noticed it was in so i took it out real quick. then after i removed it i went ahead and added the rest of the maracyn. I put 2 1/2 packets in all together. should i add some more?
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Ohhh get it. You should be fine. I wouldn't add any extra. Just keep up regular doses.
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