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Old 08-05-2011, 07:03 PM   #811
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I would run carbon in my 125g if I had a reactor, which is on my to do list. I'm juts old fashioned, I love my carbon. It cant hurt anything so why not I figure. lol
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #812
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I would run carbon in my 125g if I had a reactor, which is on my to do list. I'm juts old fashioned, I love my carbon. It cant hurt anything so why not I figure. lol
I think grizz is on to somthing though.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:18 PM   #813
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I think it's a personal preference kinda thing. I've always run carbon in all my tanks, starting with FW back in the 80's. lol

Some people like it, some people don't...
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:31 PM   #814
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I think it's a personal preference kinda thing. I've always run carbon in all my tanks, starting with FW back in the 80's. lol

Some people like it, some people don't...
I think it is to.. my father still runs a under gravel filter in one of his tanks...
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:00 PM   #815
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Not to contradict myself but desided to call my dad ask him about carbon... he runs his every other water change ... don't ask me why but much like what greg said once you have so many different types of coral its good to run to remove their toxins.. now if only I could get the guy to join AA ... he needs help with mts.. ( last part with AA was a joke)
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There was 3-4 studys done that suggest carbon causes HLLE in tangs sadly i cant find them to back up this claim
I asked about running carbon at my LFS and they run it on there coral tanks only. He said No way in **** would he run it with tangs!!
This guy's had this store for 30+ years and his dad for who knows how long before that. All i can say is I trust him I've watched his kids grow up and him turn grey. Yes i've been goin there that long.
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Everybody has a story. I have run carbon with Tangs for 20 years without issues. It is necessary if you have certain coral species to run some carbon. But carbon isn't all the same. I run pelletized carbon to reduce the dust. My best guess is the dust that causes the problems as carbon is chemically pretty neutral in this form. Just be sure to rinse your carbon in RO before using.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:41 PM   #818
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Ok, so I think I have the rock situated (for now). It's clearing up.

I replaced the carbon filters in the 400 with filter floss. I left the carbon in the canister. Gonna run it as it came for now.

Will be testing water paramters later today, if all is well then I guess I'm ready to start stocking.

When I replaced the carbon filters with floss in my 400, I saw these on the carbon filters. What are they?

1st pic....In corner with the little crawly legs (It crawls lol). 2nd pic....It kinda wiggles like a worm. And is soft too.

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Second one looks like good sized pods, not sure about the first...
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Thanks Carey.

Here's my tank with the rock done. FINALLY lol. Gonna do testing shortly. If all is well I'm going up to Drs.Foster & Smith this week and buy me something to start with using the link in my sig. Any suggestions?
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