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Re: Activated carbon

Kevin wrote:
> Also, despite 'surfing the net' until the wee small hours for a few nights,
> I can't find a conclusive answer to the question 'Activated Carbon or Not'
> in a planted tank.  What's the current consensus?
AC is usefull in removing some of the 'bad' stuff out of the tank, but 
with plants, let them remove it. The carbon has the potential to 
remove your PMDD if/when you start using it. To be sure it's not 
removing stuff you've added or stuff you need, just leave the carbon 
out of the filter bag. I don't know if it's able to remove CO2 (probably 
so), but I know it'll capture those chleated metals. The plants can 
be your filter, and the bag will just catch all the big stuff (leaves, 
moss pieces, riccia pieces).

Jamie, in sunny SC

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