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Old 09-01-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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cpr bak-pak question

is it feasible/advisable to put a bag of GAC in this skimmer, like where the bio bail would go (since I'd be getting the reef model)?

I think i'm gonna upgrade my prizm to the cpr at some point, but I like my prizm's carbon holder (I have the deluxe accessories).
If not, I'll have to finda better place to stick my carbon.

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Old 09-01-2004, 05:48 PM   #2
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The GAC is probably gonna cause the skimmer to overflow as it will restrict the water flow too much. I keep my heater where the biobale was.

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phases99, thats a neat idea on the heater placement! Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2004, 11:20 PM   #4
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I use that space in the bak pak for Carbon and for phosban. But here is the catch, When you drop in the bag of media, you need to have a sponge that will prevent the bag from floating up, or it will block the outlet, and flood the onto the floor. ( I did that twice before I realised that I needed the sponge) But IMO I think it works great.


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