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Old 11-20-2004, 12:46 PM   #1
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Is it common practise to use carbon in marine tanks ?
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Old 11-20-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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Yes. Alot of people use carbon in the canister and HOB filter. I use 4 bags in my Fluval 404 canister.
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Lots of people run carbon, but most of them don't leave it in continuously. Like a few days out of a month, or week, etc.
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I run it in my 125 for a month then take it out. I skip a few months and when the water looks dirty I toss it back in.
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When you remove the carbon what do you do, seal it in a container? Throw it away and use fresh stuff?
How lung till a guy has to bleach it etc
Thanx, I just put carbon in my tank. Made a huge difference!
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Throw it away and replace it with fresh
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:20 AM   #7
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I run carbon 24/7, my 20 gallon has a mixture of soft and hard corals. I've found that removing the carbon for just a few days will make some of the LPS close up. The carbon keeps the chemical warfare in check. Just something to keep in mind if you're planning on a reef tank.
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