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Old 12-31-2012, 01:01 PM   #16
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I had my carbon for about a month which over here is normally fine as all the shopkeepers say it can last for 2 months. The only thing different between mine and cossie's is the types of fish and Cossie has fake plants and no under gravel filter
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:15 PM   #17
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I guess you can trust what people who have been doing this for like 40+ years have to say about carbon, or not. That is up to you. The statement is valid, your carbon will leech toxins back into the water, and it won't take very long for that to happen.

Now I would consider that maybe it might be worth at least trying the idea of not having it in the tank, since the fish are having a hard time breathing and you don't know why. Not having carbon in the filter will not cause any harm to your tank. At worst having it there could be harming your fish. Many fishkeepers only use carbon to pull out a medication, and then stop using it after the medication has been removed. Carbon is not necessary.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:53 PM   #18
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Ok I will try that and see if that solves he problem.
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2x Botia striata
1x tiger barbs
1x red tailed black shark
4x mollies
1x guppy fry

95litre marine tank
fish
2x clownfish
[COLOR="DarkGreen"]invertebrates
4 emerald crabs
1 hermit crab
1 haloween crab
2 sexy shrimps
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:26 PM   #19
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just brought a fluval 406 filter... it comes with 4 bags of carbon and I took them out and replaced with seachem matrix before I started it up, carbons ok for using after meds... that's about it
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