Carbon To Remove Medication

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Aamanrules, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Aamanrules

    AamanrulesNew MemberMember

    I have been medicating for the full turn, my snails in a small bowl and wanna get him to the main tank soon as possible. I replaced fliter pad with a carbon one and left the old one floating next to the fliter so it (hopefully) doesn't start at mini clycle. How long to leave carbon fliter in before most the copper will be removed?
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Copper may not ever be fully removed, even with carbon. What medication did you use?
  3. Herkimur

    HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    Use Poly Filter. Poly Filter is a product that will turn color as long as copper is present.
    Poly Filter will absorb all copper and meds until its 100% gone, the change in color will tell you.
  4. OP

    AamanrulesNew MemberMember

    Protinzin one by waterlife, ahh that's worrying. I may have to invest in poly filters when I can afford to, things aren't looking up for mr snail