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Old 08-26-2003, 12:28 PM   #11
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The first time I put GAC in my tank I didn't rinse it at all! I had no idea. It made the water cloudy for 2-3 days, but the worst part was what it did to my prefilters. They all looked like they had used up motor oil on them!
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Thanks for the help guys. I rince the GAC in water making sure to flush out all the garbage. I have placed it in direct water flow in in the trickle itself. How long will it take before i see the water clearing up?
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:40 PM   #13
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How long will it take before i see the water clearing up?
well that still depends a little on what you're trying to clear up? Are you using the GAC to correct water quality issues or are you hoping it will clear up water clarity issues (cloudiness)? It will also depend on tank size and how much GAC you added. I don't see anything about your system in your profile so we'll wait for your reply.
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:13 PM   #14
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Well Billy,
The reason my tank isnt listed in is becasue it keeps changing. I currently have a 55Gal, 48x12x24, 110wPC, 110wT-8 with 2 Actinics, Americal Wet/Dry, CPR in sump Skimmer, 110lbs+ LR, 3-4" DSB, 150w heater, 2 PHs. I had just the PCs on the other day and i noticed that my water was very yellow so i want to use the GAC to clear it up.
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Old 08-27-2003, 05:29 PM   #15
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You sure the bulbs weren't very yellow??

Take some tank water and put it in a white bucket, if it is the water that is yellow, you'll know it
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