Growth Inhibiting Hormone Removal

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Does anyone have links to some scientific literature on the removal of GIH in fish/aquaculture?
I know water changes remove thus automated changes are used everywhere.
What I am wondering is this; is there a method of removal that would be used in large/public displays where large water changes are not a viable option?
 
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In home aquaria, constant water changes, such as a permanent drip system may be the best way of removing hormones. I am sure there are chemical methods but some of those may have undesirable unintended effects as well.
 

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In some public aquariums, every time a toilet or urinal is flushed in the facility, that flush water is old water automatically taken from the system, and is replaced in the system by new water, so a constant set of water changes throughout the day.
Interesting. I did not know that. Makes perfect sense.
 

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I haven't seen any write up that activated carbon can remove growth inhibiting hormones. There's fishkeeper's theories but nothing substantial from the aquaculture industry.
 

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I haven't seen any write up that activated carbon can remove growth inhibiting hormones. There's fishkeeper's theories but nothing substantial from the aquaculture industry.
Hence me starting this thread. There are some seriously experienced hobbyists on here as well as people who have worked extensively with fish. Hoping they can chime in and part with the knowledge they have acquired.
 
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