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Old 06-22-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
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anyone have any suggestions for a good/cheap filter that doesnt use carbon for a 5g tank
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Foster and Smith have a "palm Filter"...I was going to use about 2 of them, here's the link:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...004+22769+1031

I don't know if it has carbon or not though, I don't think so.
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Any sponge filter.
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Old 06-22-2004, 06:08 PM   #5
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if i took out the carbon off the AC mini would it still filter correctly?
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Old 06-22-2004, 06:17 PM   #6
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It should be fine. You will find that many aquarists don't use carbon at all, except to remove medications, or for other special occasions
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