When I first got into this hobby I thought my tank would be strictly FOWLR
but things have changed and I've taken a liking to coral, too much of one maybe.
I've tried to do my research on my way, more specific to the needs of each individual coral that I've wanted to keep. For whatever reason I never came across much information on mixed reefs and didn't think to do much of a search there. I knew I didn't want to keep SPS
, just softies and LPS
, and have been getting what I need based on those corals needs. Now that I've done some more reading I've came across mention of the chemicals released by softies being a problem for hard corals. It seems this is more towards SPS
but I'm sure would affect LPS
as well, at least to an extent. With this new information I'm thinking it would be beneficial to run carbon, just in case.
Now my questions are more about how I could go about actually running carbon on my tank. I don't have a sump so my only means of mechanical filtration is my skimmer. It is a Reef Octopus BH 2000. I am hoping I could place carbon in some way in the skimmer that it would prove effective.
Is this possible?
If not, what would be other options?
I tried doing a google search and didn't come across anything. I'd hate to have to add any more equipment, mainly because of space and well..aesthetics as well since I can't hide anything in a sump.