Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 31, 2014, 04:56:19 AM
Home Search Search Login Register

+  Pet Goldfish - Aquarium Forum Community
|-+  Aquarium
| |-+  Tank and Equipment
| | |-+  A question on active carbon media
« previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: A question on active carbon media  (Read 945 times)
Max B.
Full Member
***

Karma: 34
Posts: 195



A question on active carbon media
« on: February 23, 2011, 02:42:55 PM »

Hi, it's rather a quick question but i know no answer to it:

Is it necessary to keep on permanent basis the active carbon media in filters? How do you deal with it?

Thank you in advance.
Logged
creamkiller
Full Member
***

Karma: 5
Posts: 201


Re: A question on active carbon media
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 04:16:36 PM »

u dont need carbon as long as u have another type of bio filtartoin
Logged
Max B.
Full Member
***

Karma: 34
Posts: 195



Re: A question on active carbon media
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 04:42:34 PM »

(Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
u dont need carbon as long as u have another type of bio filtartoin

I am having Fluval biomax in the same filter with some active carbon so I guess I can stick just to biomax, right?
Logged
nabi
Full Member
***

Karma: 47
Posts: 150


Re: A question on active carbon media
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 08:18:41 PM »

Yea, you can skip the carbon completely and save the money for buying filter pads. I would just fill the trays in canister filter with bioxmax rings. If the biomax gets dirty, you can rinse them out in aquarium water, but only rinse out half of the biomedia at a time so you don't disturb all the beneficial bacteria and end up causing spikes in the water parameters.  The instructions that came with the fluval biomax ceramic rings say to replace them every 6 months or so , but that's just a marketing gimmick to get you to keep buying. Most people never replace them (only rinse) or else you could end up throwing out most of the good bacteria that keep the fish alive.
Logged
Max B.
Full Member
***

Karma: 34
Posts: 195



Re: A question on active carbon media
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 09:07:26 PM »

Thanks, nabi.
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: A question on active carbon media
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2011, 02:28:57 PM »

I don't use carbon anywhere but in the quarantine tank to get rid of chemicals in the water. It's really not necessary when keeping goldies, and it needs to be changed really often so that it won't get clogged and start releasing the chemicals again.
Logged
Max B.
Full Member
***

Karma: 34
Posts: 195



Re: A question on active carbon media
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 03:14:36 PM »

(Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
I don't use carbon anywhere but in the quarantine tank to get rid of chemicals in the water. It's really not necessary when keeping goldies, and it needs to be changed really often so that it won't get clogged and start releasing the chemicals again.

Now I start using the carbon as you've mentioned - remove the medication out of the water, or purify the water in my new tank. And it stays for a couple of weeks - no more.
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: A question on active carbon media
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011, 04:20:47 PM »

It should say on the package when to exchange it Smiley Mine typically lasted for two weeks or so, but I only used them in the start when the filters were new in case I didn't manage to rinse all the "bad" stuff out with plain water Smiley
Logged
Max B.
Full Member
***

Karma: 34
Posts: 195



Re: A question on active carbon media
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011, 06:47:22 PM »

(Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
It should say on the package when to exchange it Smiley Mine typically lasted for two weeks or so, but I only used them in the start when the filters were new in case I didn't manage to rinse all the "bad" stuff out with plain water Smiley

Actually, yes, I agree - it makes sense.
Logged
Pages: [1]  
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Page created in 0.313 seconds with 17 queries.