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Re: charcoal ?
Invisiblecat13 at aol_com wrote:
> Hi, I'm Tony. I just got back into fish after a long while.
> In my reading on killifish there is no mention of using
> charcoal in their tanks. This may seem like a dumb
> Question, but is it bad for their health? I'm planning
> getting a few soon and want to provide the best care possible
> for them.
IMO it does not do anything useful that can't be done better otherwise. It
can come up with some annoying problems if it starts to dump collected
"stuff" back into the tank. Use plants to trap ammonia, or active
biofilters, and water changes to remove medications.
I never use it in the tanks.
I do run all water, tap and RO, through high-pressure powdered-carbon
cartridges before storing for use. I monitor between two filters to check
that "chlorine" isn't "punching through." If it is, I swap second for first
and add a new cartridge in the second holder. If flow is restricted to
*really* slow, this removes all chloramine without adding chemicals like
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