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Old 05-09-2011, 06:19 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!

Hi all!

I'm new to the site, and wanted to say 'hi'...

I also have a problem with my tank. It's a fresh water 90L tank, i've had it for just over one month, the water has been purified and cycled and i have done 2 x 25% water changes.

I have a case of white spot and the treatment says to remove the carbon filter media to make sure the meds aren't filtered out...

I have kept in the 'tablet' part of the filter to maintain the good bacteria and added some more cycle, however, the water is not not as clear as it was (understandably as i have removed part of the filter), i am concerned that the removal of the carbon filter for a week harm my fish, is this normal for white spot treatment and will it not do more harm than good?

Any advice is much appreciated!

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Old 05-09-2011, 06:40 AM   #2
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Hi all!

I'm new to the site, and wanted to say 'hi'...

I also have a problem with my tank. It's a fresh water 90L tank, i've had it for just over one month, the water has been purified and cycled and i have done 2 x 25% water changes.

I have a case of white spot and the treatment says to remove the carbon filter media to make sure the meds aren't filtered out...

I have kept in the 'tablet' part of the filter to maintain the good bacteria and added some more cycle, however, the water is not not as clear as it was (understandably as i have removed part of the filter), i am concerned that the removal of the carbon filter for a week harm my fish, is this normal for white spot treatment and will it not do more harm than good?

Any advice is much appreciated!

Thanks!
Henry
firstly welcome to AA

removal of carbon shouldnt do harm to ur fish! not everyone uses carbon!
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:07 AM   #3
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Ah, thanks!

So without carbon what do the other filters use to keep the water clear?
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:03 AM   #4
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Usually cleaning at regular intervals. Filters without carbon do filter things out of the water but carbon filters out the finer particals. Your fish should be fine fella.
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Hi Henry, welcome to AA. your filter should operate perfectly well without the carbon, you would only use carbon to remove medications and other chemicals after treatments, most people remove it from their filters and use it as and when required, your water should clear in time.

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Thats great, thanks guys...
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Old 05-09-2011, 03:49 PM   #8
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This avo the tank looks much clearer and the White spot has reduced also!! Panic over!!

Thanks again all!

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Good to hear!
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Welcome to AA ... See the link below for some good info on Carbon.

Activated Carbon In Aquarium | Aquariums Life
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