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Old 06-10-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
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I was reading in the freshwater forum and they said that the activated carbon is only "activated" for 72 hours to a week and not to change it. I seem to be learning that in saltwater tanks, carbon in large amounts serves as a biological bed more than a chemical filtration tool. Does the activated carbon act the same way in saltwater tanks, ref the short term activation?
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GAC is more chemical then biological filtration. It needs to be changed on a regualr basis or it can start leeching what it has taken out of the tank right back into it.
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Wow, so carbon tubes with 15 lbs of carbon lasting for 5 years as a bio bacteria bed according to some people is probably a bad idea?
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