I’m in the process of setting up my new Aqueon MiniBow 5 gallon. My live plants will be here on Saturday, and I bought some liquid plant fertilizer for them called Thrive S, I got the S version because I plan on having shrimp. Anyway the filter cartridges used for this tank contain carbon, and I was wondering if that would affect the plant fertilizer I plan on using? If so can I just tear a hole in the filter cartridge and remove the carbon? Also I don’t plan on replacing the cartridge every month like Aqueon recommends, I realize that would remove all of the beneficial bacteria from my filter. So I won’t be replacing the cartridge until it’s falling apart and no longer usable. Thanks!