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Old 06-22-2020, 01:36 PM   #1
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Help with filtration

Is this right? I'm uaing marineland filter pad and plastic fence. This filter came with some cartridges with carbon activated, should i add em as well?Click image for larger version

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Old 06-22-2020, 02:20 PM   #2
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The ONLY reason to use carbon is to remove meds. There should be no other reason
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Old 06-22-2020, 07:38 PM   #3
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I see, thank you, I though it was a normal thing
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It's only *normal* to the stores so they can sell you replacements every few months. If you are doing water changes and keeping up on tank maintenance removing meds is the only thing carbon is needed for
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I pay 0.50 cents each cartridge, I was buying them from Amazon...box with twelve was 6 bucks. But I trust .ore this filter pad im using
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Carbon is only needed to remove medications or smells from the water. Remove everything and just fill that filter up with as many simple plastic pot scrubbies for the best media and never clean it for about 4 months or more. Done.
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