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    2 Not allowed!
    Not all carbon is cheap, and using cheap carbon does pose health issues for certain species of fish.

    And yes carbon is no longer useful as a adsorption material when it is filled up with organic compounds sooner than expected.

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    I think I am going to stick with the ceramics and already installed carbon for now. I will keep you updated on the water parameters over the next few weeks.
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    0 Not allowed!
    Good plan.

    Are you going to do a fishless cycle on this new tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Good plan.

    Are you going to do a fishless cycle on this new tank?
    I hadn't actually thought of that, it might be a good idea to do so.
    Would you suggest it?
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    Definitely, no stress on the fish, and easier on you as well
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    2 Not allowed!
    Trying to keep this civil entirely.

    My feelings is that why not provide more room for beneficial bacteria to colonize? I agree they will grow on any porous surface, even interior glass sides, but I like keeping my BB in the filter. The more material designed to hold BB there is, the more the bacteria is able to colonize in a more heavily stocked tank. I say heavily stocked because in a lightly stocked tank, only enough BB to process the bioload will colonize anyway. I just feel better about providing more BB housing.

    I don't see anything wrong with using carbon to rid tannins, but I really don't find it at all necessary in a biologically sound planted tank for anything else and would rather add biological media in its place.

    For the record, I add tannins to my tanks as well, and the color red really pops and stands out in tannin stained water. But it's usually something that grows on you, so I understand not wanting them. If you do lots of water changes, the water stays pretty clear :)

    Also, there is a resin called Purigen, it can be recharged and absorbs more tannin per charge. (I'm petty sure)
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