I respectfully disagree....activated carbon will NOT remove chloramines.....If your filter has Activated Carbon then it can remove the Chloramine, if not then you should be adding Water Conditioner that removes chlorine and chloramine. Hope this helps
not sure what the history is of the tank dfisherman to give an answer for that.....sorryGood I use a extra filter that has carbon and I use Prime. But will this be why it's taking so long for my tanks to cycle?
I stand corrected and learned something new today! ty bassmaster! but, how long does it take? as you mentioned, running carbon can remove such things, but how long does it take and will it kill the bacteria if the process isnt instant....activated carbon can remove chloramines, they sell water filters full of activated carbon for this purpose, whether a filter cartridge with carbon will remove the chloramine before it kills your bacteria and your fish, however, is a different question.
If you are using any type of water conditioner, the chloramine shouldn't be a problem, therefore I don't think it is slowing down the process.The water we are talking about is used in my 6gal Betta tank, my 10gal guppy tank, and my 55gal going thru a fish less cycle. All of these tanks have had several threads posted on them. Was just wondering if the chloramine is slowing the cycle process down. I,m using triple the amount of prime. The chloramine average is 1.12ppm.x
Did you measure the chloramine from your tap or your tank? Chloramine can be dangerous with lead pipes as it will leach the lead increasing its concentration in your tap. Since chloramine is a disinfectant, if that is the measurement from your tank, then you are killing off your BB.Was just wondering if the chloramine is slowing the cycle process down. I,m using triple the amount of prime. The chloramine average is 1.12ppm.x