when i poor my vitamins for my plants should i turn of the filter or leave it on ?
my filter has carbon what do u suggest i do ?Depends.
Does your filter have carbon in it? While most of the fertilizers wouldn't be bound by carbon, some could, and then I'd suggest not turning off your filter but pulling the activated carbon from it (it's not all that useful in a healthy aquarium).
If your filter already has no chemical media in it, you're good to go and don't need to turn it off for the plant fertilizers.
its a brand new one just got like last week i got a pack full of them so id say im good for about a year lol but what do you guys suggest to do turn off the filter when poring my vitamins and let the water sit without the filter for a bit or ?So you regularly replace the carbon? Typically they don't last long, and you need to change the carbon for it to keep its effect, otherwise it will have no affect on the water, so of you don't Change it hem the plants should have very little trouble attaining the supplements, and additives
Errmm ... I'm afraid that isn't true.With plants it is way better to not have carbon since it usually absorbs the fertilization. Just saying, plants absorb 40-400 times the amount of nutrients by substrate than in the water column.
lol thanks bud for the helpYes, that is correct. Although, just to muddy the water...you could take out the cartridge, leave filter on, add ferts, let run couple of hours, then put cartridge back in....that is what I do with my filters( I have 1 of those)! Of course I rarely add ferts to my NPT (natural planted tanks) and when I do it is to spot treat algae or plant that is doing poorly.