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Old 10-13-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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Carbon Placement

i just got some carbon and i was wondering where to put it. i have a CPR bak pak w/ a preskimmer. TIA
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Old 10-14-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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It needs to be put in a high flow area. I don't think you will be able to put it in the skimmer as there is no room and would affect the performance of the unit. Do you have an overflow? You can put it in that if so.
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He has a pre-skimmer why not put it there?
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Old 10-14-2004, 03:15 AM   #4
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will putting it in the pre-skimmer even do anything?
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will putting it in the pre-skimmer even do anything?
It won't hurt anything. So long as it fits in there, it will be fine. I didn't realize there was that much room on those things...
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Old 10-14-2004, 10:33 PM   #6
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I bought an aquaclear mini to run GAC. I've got a very similiar setup to yours with the Bakpak and the preskimmer. The GAC will overflow the skimmer if you put it in the 2nd chamber and I don't think you will get enough flow putting it in the bottom of the preskimmer. My Bakpak is only pulling out about a 1/10 a cup of gunk daily which is probably because of the carbon.
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is the aquaclear mini a HOB filter?
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is the aquaclear mini a HOB filter?
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they're only around $20, right? i think i might get one
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Any HOB will do. I like the aquaclear because you can fill the basket with anything you want. I already had a mini laying around and since I have the CPR refugium and skimmer already on the back space was at a premium. If you have room you may want to get a larger one.
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