Originally Posted by rich311k
There is no need to run carbon, after 2 weeks it does not really work anymore anyway. I do not know what kind of filter you have but there is always a way to remove the carbon. That being said, I doubt carbon removes much from the water that plants need to grow anyway.
You can have a very nicely planted tank without the use of CO2
I have removed the carbon before but my lfs
sells all the supplies to make DIY filters but im not sure what to buy.....any suggestions? Ultimately I would be able to buy sheets of the blue or white" batting" type material and cut them to fit each of my filters (I have 4 tanks) Im just not sure what else to put in there if I need layers of filter media?
These are the filters I currently have: Penguin Biowheel 150 on my 30 gal
, whisper "J" on one of my 10g, aquatech 5-10 on another 10g and a topfin 20 on my 3rd 10 gal