Activated Carbon in the filter
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I decided to test whether or the activated carbon in my filter is helping and did notice a change in the clarity of the water. Without the carbon the water was slightly grayish. With it the water is crystal clear. The gray tinge to the water probably isn't anything someone would have noticed, but in contrast to the super clear water you can see the grayish color. I don't know if the clarity of the water is influenced by different municipality water supplies though. Our water sucks. It's very hard, off the charts, and it has a very high pH of 8.0-8.2. I'm keeping the charcoal.
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Thanks, I have noticed more growth with the new lights and i still have the carbon in.I think the problem was old bulbs. I guess i just needed a reason to buy better lights.lol Your definitely right about the Co2 but its so expensive and the DIY option seems like a potential disaster. I just might be worth it though .I will try something this weekend if I can refrain from fishing. Keep you posted. Thank god the fish are here!!!