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Old 03-09-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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What is the best type of carbon to use? Is Chemi-Pure any good?
How often should I change it?

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-60 lbs (3") of sand.
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-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
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Chemi-pure is good stuff. It should be replaced once a month. Also, when you rinse it before you place it in your tank, make sure you use RO/DI water instead of tap. When you rinse it with tap water it will absorb all of the impurities in the tap water and decrease the life of the Chemi-pure.
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