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Will carbon filtration used to remove medication also remove useful
nutrients for plants? (like iron, etc.)

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Will carbon filtration used to remove medication also remove useful
nutrients for plants? (like iron, etc.)


Everyone says so but in theory it shouldn't and to be honest
I've never noticed that it does.

You can get an iron test kit and see for yourself.


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On Jan 4, 6:35 pm, Michael wrote:
Will carbon filtration used to remove medication also remove useful
nutrients for plants? (like iron, etc.)


In a recent issue of TFH Magazine, the great (?) Mr Amano confessed
that he uses carbon in his filters. Believing them to have no ill
effects on his precision fertilization, they quickly lose their
"carbon" qualities and become great additional landscape for bacteria
to thrive. I only use it when I have a specific purpose like clearing
the water - I see no difference in my plants either way.

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On Jan 4, 6:35 pm, Michael wrote:
Will carbon filtration used to remove medication also remove useful
nutrients for plants? (like iron, etc.)


In a recent issue of TFH Magazine, the great (?) Mr Amano confessed
that he uses carbon in his filters. Believing them to have no ill
effects on his precision fertilization, they quickly lose their
"carbon" qualities and become great additional landscape for bacteria
to thrive. I only use it when I have a specific purpose like clearing
the water - I see no difference in my plants either way.


I've never noticed any impact on plants from using carbon. And the
chemistry of adsorbtion doesn't back up the claim that carbon can
remove anything remotely useful to a plant.


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