Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #1 
Karen208
New Member
 
Karen208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
You don't need to change a carbon filter?

My filter has the 2 parts. The Carbon filter and the bio filter. So if its best for a cycle to not change out either part is there a better thing I can put in where the carbon filter is or just keep the carbon one in there and hope it doesn't disintigrate. They don't look all that sturdy. I have the Aqua-tech power filter for 5-15 gallon tanks and my tank is 5 gallons.
Karen208 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #2 
sparkyjoe
Member
 
sparkyjoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Ohio, USA
Here's an interesting article about the use of carbon. http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/carbon.htm

I personally just got the AquaClear 20 for my tank when the old filter died. This filter has a alone for mechanical filtration, then a carbon bag for chemical filtration, and finally a bag of pellets for bio filtration. I didn't bother with the carbon I just added a second bag of the bio filter beads. I'll save the carbon for if I ever need chemical filtration.
sparkyjoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 02:08 PM   #3 
ILLBETHEJUDGE
Member
 
ILLBETHEJUDGE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: MIAMI, FL
That filter should perform just fine and the media replacements are cheap, i been using aqua-tech filters for a while now and i haven't had problems.
Just leave it there.
ILLBETHEJUDGE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2012, 10:14 PM   #4 
Bombalurina
Member
 
Bombalurina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Australia
I've taken the carbon out of my tanks so I can replace it with more filter wool, ceramic rings and bio-balls.
Bombalurina is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.