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KC2PED
April 24th, 2013, 10:16 PM
Which of the various forms of bulk carbon is most effective at adsorbing aquarium waste?
I have seen it said that burned bone is best because it is porous so has more surface area on which things can stick and I would imagine the same claim is made for burned. Coconut shells. If this is true then it would seem that crushed coal would be less effective.

stevem
April 25th, 2013, 06:04 PM
i have always use activated carbon
if you find out anything different let us know

StuHersh
May 8th, 2013, 11:18 PM
I've always used activated carbon except recently. More water changes and less filtration.

stevem
May 12th, 2013, 12:25 PM
i run tanks both ways
I do not like it in planted tanks, but do in my reefs.
It is not a must either way