Preventative Tips: Change Up Your Carbon (Video)

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Josh lets us in on how often to change your carbon to keep your aquarium in tip-top shape!

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Preventative Tips: Change Up Your Carbon (Video)

    1. brent245

      Fgar NY . Well unless you have a stinky tank or need to remove medication or other chemicals, you don't need to waste money.

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    2. Sarkazmo Loafy

      Same here. I've not used it in 20+ years other than to remove meds. Carbon use is also implicated as a possible cause of HitH (Hole in the Head) disease. Seachem's Purigen is one of the best "chemical" medias and certainly one of the most popular. It has the benefits of not releasing contaminants back into the water when exhausted and also being rechargeable with common household bleach (pure bleach, no scents, no easy pour/no splash.)

      A healthy tank should not smell bad. It should smell like freshly turned earth and only lightly of that. If your aquarium's water is cloudy and smells then you're doing something wrong and you need to get that sorted.

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    1. brent245

      Fgar NY . Well unless you have a stinky tank or need to remove medication or other chemicals, you don't need to waste money.

      Reply
    2. Sarkazmo Loafy

      Same here. I've not used it in 20+ years other than to remove meds. Carbon use is also implicated as a possible cause of HitH (Hole in the Head) disease. Seachem's Purigen is one of the best "chemical" medias and certainly one of the most popular. It has the benefits of not releasing contaminants back into the water when exhausted and also being rechargeable with common household bleach (pure bleach, no scents, no easy pour/no splash.)

      A healthy tank should not smell bad. It should smell like freshly turned earth and only lightly of that. If your aquarium's water is cloudy and smells then you're doing something wrong and you need to get that sorted.

      Reply
  1. Josh Vlogs - Salt Empire Corals

    Ive found that zoas dont like carbon much and Im pretty sure its been proven to cause HLLE in fish I use seachem Purigen Instead

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    1. Thomas B

      Carbon dust has been shown to have negative effects on reef aquariums. Using a high grade carbon and pre-rinsing is pretty import if you intend to use it on a reef aquarium.

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  2. hustlecoral vlogs

    Ive found that zoas dont like carbon much and Im pretty sure its been proven to cause HLLE in fish I use seachem Purigen Instead

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    1. Thomas B

      Carbon dust has been shown to have negative effects on reef aquariums. Using a high grade carbon and pre-rinsing is pretty import if you intend to use it on a reef aquarium.

      Reply
  3. Fresh Falcon

    This is a good video but where is the other guy…the guy who looked like Jesus before he got a haircut.

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  4. Fresh Falcon

    This is a good video but where is the other guy…the guy who looked like Jesus before he got a haircut.

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  5. MAGA Drain The Swamp

    I dont use carbon. Rather add more ceramic rings or add a piece of 50 micron filter which really clears the water up. If the water smells it usually means water change is needed.

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  6. MAGA Drain The Swamp

    I dont use carbon. Rather add more ceramic rings or add a piece of 50 micron filter which really clears the water up. If the water smells it usually means water change is needed.

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  7. Rudy Magallon

    sir i wonder about my aquarium heater, the indicator of heater only lights on in a few minutes then the lights off, i put the temperature adjuster on 80 degree F. is this normal of the heater sir? what is that mean sir automotically turning off the indicator lights.

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  8. Rudy Magallon

    sir i wonder about my aquarium heater, the indicator of heater only lights on in a few minutes then the lights off, i put the temperature adjuster on 80 degree F. is this normal of the heater sir? what is that mean sir automotically turning off the indicator lights.

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  9. AmnScottNN

    I would like to see your sources on how carbon "releases" chemicals back into the aquarium once it's "exhausted". This is an old rumor that has been in this hobby for years, not sure where it originated. Carbon does NOT leech chemicals back into the fish tank once it is at max absorbent capacity. Peer reviewed studies would disagree…Source(s): http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/resources/library-presentations/aquarium-hobby/activated-carbon2: https://bioresources.cnr.ncsu.edu/BioRes_08/BioRes_08_3_4323_Danish_HIS_SBS_Charac_Applic_Phys_Activ_Acacia_Carbon_3593.pdf

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  10. AmnScottNN

    I would like to see your sources on how carbon "releases" chemicals back into the aquarium once it's "exhausted". This is an old rumor that has been in this hobby for years, not sure where it originated. Carbon does NOT leech chemicals back into the fish tank once it is at max absorbent capacity. Peer reviewed studies would disagree…

    Source(s): http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/resources/library-presentations/aquarium-hobby/activated-carbon

    2: https://bioresources.cnr.ncsu.edu/BioRes_08/BioRes_08_3_4323_Danish_HIS_SBS_Charac_Applic_Phys_Activ_Acacia_Carbon_3593.pdf

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  11. Biological Media

    Sorry, your wrong. Carbon will not put the chemicals back into the acid, if you wanted to leach it out your aquarium will need to be at a ph of 1.5 or lower and you would have to set the temperature of your aquarium to 1400 degrees Celsius

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