Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-08-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ChiTownRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 465
Thinkthis carbon is safe to use?

I was out of town and asked my wife to order some carbon for the reef tank so it will be there by the time I returned. This is what she decided to get trying to save money. Think it's safe to use? I always used Seachem Matrix Carbon or Api bio chem Zorb.

2 lbs Activated Carbon in 2 Media Bags for Aquarium Fish Pond Canister Filter | eBay
__________________

__________________
ChiTownRomeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2015, 04:35 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2
I think you'll be alright. It should be safe but just might not filter as well do to the pellet size of the carbon.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

__________________
william_acker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2015, 04:37 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,322
Some say it's hard on tangs, but I have not seen this. It is especially useful if you have a mixed coral tank as it keeps defensive toxins down.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2015, 06:56 PM   #4
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,539
It shouldn't hurt anything if it is rinsed out well. Some say there are differences in activated carbon, but if this is only a temp thing then it shouldn't be a problem.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
carbon, safe

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carbon inserts vs. Activated carbon PreciousAri Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 26 11-15-2011 01:49 AM
Carbon or no carbon? Yellow Eye Tang Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 4 05-11-2011 07:11 PM
is activated carbon and poly filters safe to use in a reef setup? Joester2k3 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 04-09-2009 05:21 PM
Carbon or No Carbon? whiddett Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 06-03-2008 08:16 PM
To carbon or not to carbon, that is the question. Caincando1 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 07-21-2006 01:18 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.