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Use of Carbon Filtration POLL (Not for Axolotl keepers)

This is a discussion on Use of Carbon Filtration POLL (Not for Axolotl keepers) within the Pollution, Ecology & Chemistry forums, part of the Herpetological Science & Politics category; Please be honest here folks. This is for a preliminary "study" I am putting together while my other research projects ...

Pollution, Ecology & Chemistry Man made and organic pollution have drastic effects on the viability of ecosystems throughout the world. Amphibians are on the front line of this issue because they are widely believed to be the most sensitive organisms effected.

View Poll Results: Do you use activated carbon filtration in your non-axolotl tanks?

I use activated carbon pellets. 2 8.70%
I use activated carbon impregnated filter media. 6 26.09%
I use a combination of pellets and impregnated pads. 3 13.04%
I only use carbon in adult tanks. 2 8.70%
I only use carbon in rearing tanks. 0 0%
I do not use carbon in my filters. 9 39.13%
I do not use filters. 3 13.04%
Johnny, get out of the basement and go outside or something. 6 26.09%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Please be honest here folks. This is for a preliminary "study" I am putting together while my other research projects are delayed for various reasons. Multiple responses are allowed.

This is POLL 1 of 3
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I've said that I use pellets and impregnated media, but I don't use carbon in all my filters; do you want me to edit my response to tick the 'I don't use carbon in my filters' box as well?

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Nope, that is fine. No need to get too perfect just yet. This is preliminary data collection as I plan to use the entire Community to test one of my wild mad-scientist theories.


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I use carbon in filter pads that include carbon (because otherwise I'd just have to throw it away). Otherwise not, usually, unless I feel like it. Good luck figuring that out!



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I use air-operated foam filters that don't lend themselves to adding chemical media. I would perhaps use carbon to mop-up tannins from bogwood but I'd rather have slightly coloured water and low current..



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I don't really use carbon. I used to, but could never see any difference with or without. I'm not convinced that it does anything at all. I think it's a placebo effect - if you're convinced it does something, that's what you'll see



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