How to Use a Canister Filter

Discussion in 'Filters, Pumps, etc..' started by Wrassman, Mar 10, 2003.

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I guess my question would be... How long should I keep the carbon in? 4 days, 3 mos, indefinately (replacing with new carbon on occasion)?
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  3. Delmarva_Paintball

    Delmarva_Paintball Plankton

    Sep 2, 2003
    Salisbury, Maryland
    The problem with carbon is that it's too good at removing desolved impurities from the water and it's not picky, it removes essential elements as well.
    However I still like the polished look of carbon filtered water and in my opinion bi-weekly water changes will replace the trace elements that are removed.
  4. JotaDe

    JotaDe Plankton

    Oct 21, 2003
    Campbell, CA,California
    Maybe you can help me with what to do with my 2213...
    I've got a 29g, 2213 (w/shipping media), 2 powerheads, 28 lbs. LR, 1" LS, 2 clowns and a Coral Beauty. I think my bioload is relatively low for my tank (no plans to add any more fish) and I think my LS/LR is taking care of my bio filtration. I was considering taking the bio media out of my 2213 and just using it for mechanical filtration or simply for added current and extra water.

    What weould you do with my setup in regards to the 2213?