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Old 05-03-2004, 03:36 AM   #11
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What does the carbon do for your tank? Sorry off the subject.
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Granular Activated Carbon is a water polisher. In layman's terms it pulls yucky stuff out of the water by acting as a magnetic sponge, if you will. Carbon pulls out some dissovled organics, some metals, tannins (mainly freshwater), making your water crystal clear. In the reef it can remove the byproducts of coral chemical warfare.

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Great Thanks! I'll add some tomorrow!!
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I change mine weekly, with corals/anemones IMO carbon is an important part of controlling chemical warfare. If not changed often (opinions vary from once a week to once a month) it will lose it effectiveness and could start adding nitrates to your tank. The microscopic pores that trap the "yucky stuff" become cloggged.
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How do you use the carbon with this type of filter. As you can see by my signature I have one, and I also have some carbon. Should I use it? How? and Why?
There are 2 grey baskets, just fill one half, pop the lid on and replace once a month !
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Oh, and Firefighter, I would lose it and recommend getting a sump for your other equiment. If not a sump, then only use it when you want to run carbon.
Adding a fure in a few months.. gotta save up for a under the tank model... And then I gotta figure a way to get the Aqua C to go into the sump...
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