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Old 11-05-2012, 08:10 AM   #11
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And also something called active carbon which lives in a separate compartment where the filter system is alI have been told about this is change it once a month
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Change every two weeks. Activated carbon absorbs organic compounds and makes water clear... It's more useful in a mixed reef because it absorbs the toxins released by soft corals. It's not needed though.
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For what it's worth I hear test strips are pretty unreliable, and only liquid drip style tests are trusted by most aquarists.
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Change every two weeks. Activated carbon absorbs organic compounds and makes water clear... It's more useful in a mixed reef because it absorbs the toxins released by soft corals. It's not needed though.
In this case, with no substrate to provide a spot for bacteria to flourish, depending on the filtration system being used, the activated charcoal may be very necessary.
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Ok so would it be good to introduce and sand, stones, coral or anything because it is a completely empty tank ?
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Ok so would it be good to introduce and sand, stones, coral or anything because it is a completely empty tank ?
Generally not. Most "lobster" tanks are empty, as it makes catching and removing them much easier to do. I assume that you are removing these to cook? Hence why activated carbon is such an important part of your filtration.
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Yes the idea is as fresh as possible so is it possible it could be the pump system? Or should I move the carbon to where the langoustines are?
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Has the water you are using been treated with dechlorinator/water conditioner?

I didn't see that being mentioned...
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Not that I know of it comes straight from the tap in our kitchen
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All of the stuff in the water to kill bacteria like chlorine and chloramines, and metals in the water can kill them and all of your BB/beneficial bacteria.

This will harm the creatures as well and kill them too. Any grocery store/ walmart usually has some of the dechlorinator/water conditioner, so get some immediately.

The better kind is called Prime which also helps neutralize ammonia which a product of the waste. Petco has it and I think so does Petsmart. Or most local fish stores.
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