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Old April 24th, 2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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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.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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i have always use activated carbon
if you find out anything different let us know
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I've always used activated carbon except recently. More water changes and less filtration.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #4
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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
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