Activated Carbon Question

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    Shep

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    Hey,


    So I was wondering if activated carbon will also remove trace elements and other helpful chemicals from the water. Appreciate any advice!


    Thanks
    Tom
     
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    I believe it can remove trace elements, but water changes will replenish them.
     
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    +1
    Heavy use has also been linked to HLLE disease often affecting surgeon fish.
     
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    If it was in the filter, would it remove them as I added them in?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Carbon technically can remove trace elements, but most of these elements are not in the soluble form in seawater. Carbon will have little or no effect on any of the trace elements in our aquariums.
     
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    Here's a couple quotes from Randy Holmes-Farley, who I would have no problem trusting. He runs it so I run it.
    Sometimes I'll take it off line for just a little while but always put it back.

     
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    What is HLLE?
     
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    Head and Lateral Line Erosion
     
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