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Old 10-26-2009, 07:41 PM   #11
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As per ccCapt

I think its Granular Activated Carbon and Granular Ferric Oxide
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oh ok and the carbo is the same that we use in our filters or different, i use the pellet kind
Yes, but you want to use a quality carbon like Black Diamond or ROX if possible.
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oh ok so the seachem kind its not good????
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No, that's fine. You just don't want to use any no-name generic charcoal.
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oh ok i actually just bought the seachem pellet kind but i make sure is marine safe
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Now does this mean that the Skimmers we buy we should not go by the GPH? Would any GHP would work just as well???
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I believe.

There were times when I'd go for months on my 155g reef without using the skimmer.
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It sounds like protein skimmers could cause more harm then good if it's removing these vital elements from the tank. Would it be better to run a skimmer part time instead of full time?
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Now does this mean that the Skimmers we buy we should not go by the GPH? Would any GHP would work just as well???
If you look at the pic of the slide, it says the flow rates do not strongly influence the rate of TOC removal.
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It sounds like protein skimmers could cause more harm then good if it's removing these vital elements from the tank. Would it be better to run a skimmer part time instead of full time?
It's not actually removing these elements. It's removing the micro organisms which have their bodies/shells (calcium + carbonates + mag = calcium carbonate) formed from them and filled with the phosphate they consume. What Ken did was vacuum dried the skimmate and had the remaining dry powder analyzed.
When the skimmer is running, it's still removing 20%-35% of the TOC's where if it's not running, it's not removing any.
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If you look at the pic of the slide, it says the flow rates do not strongly influence the rate of TOC removal.

It's not actually removing these elements. It's removing the micro organisms which have their bodies/shells (calcium + carbonates + mag = calcium carbonate) formed from them and filled with the phosphate they consume. What Ken did was vacuum dried the skimmate and had the remaining dry powder analyzed.
When the skimmer is running, it's still removing 20%-35% of the TOC's where if it's not running, it's not removing any.
Why not use a Sulfur denitrifier to remove nitrates?
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