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Old 04-05-2019, 02:06 PM   #1
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Chemical filtration media for new tank?

I've read some pluses and minuses to using chemical filtration generally.

I'm getting ready to startup a 75 gallon. Should I use any chemical filtration at the beginning while I'm cycling the tank, maybe carbon?

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

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It won't hurt your cycle if that's what you are concerned with
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It won't hurt your cycle if that's what you are concerned with
Including if I use Seacham Purigen?
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I've read some pluses and minuses to using chemical filtration generally.

I'm getting ready to startup a 75 gallon. Should I use any chemical filtration at the beginning while I'm cycling the tank, maybe carbon?

Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!
Hello J...

Chemical medium or activiated carbon does three things for your tank. It absorbs odors, attracts and holds small particles that make the water hazy. So, it clears the water and detoxifies gases from the dissolving fish waste material. When you think about it, the weekly water change does the same things. So, by simply performing a water change every week, you've done the job of the chemical medium, which means you really don't need the carbon.

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You can use Purigen with carbon. It doesn't mess with a cycle. Although I'm not sure why you are using both.
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