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Re: Carbon & PMDD

Kevin writes:

<snip>> Also, despite 'surfing the net' until the wee small hours for a few 
>  I can't find a conclusive answer to the question 'Activated Carbon or Not'
>  in a planted tank.  What's the current consensus?

Carbon will adsorb some of your trace elements that you are adding for the 
plants.  Some brands are also reputed to leach phosphates.  Use it if you 
want.  I don't use it in any of my tanks unless I am attempting to remove 
medicine.  Most of my tanks are fish only, and the need for, or the efficacy 
of, carbon escapes my ken.

Bob Dixon