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Old 02-05-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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too much carbon?

Is it possible to have too much activated carbon? What effect would this have?
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Don't think so. It can only pull out whatever is ther. But you can leave it in too long. After about 30 days it will start leaching the contaminates back into the water.
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just remeber that carbon can pull out benificial things as well as bad things
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:29 PM   #4
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like what?
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calcium, iodine, magenesum, things that corals use to grow, and stay healthy, if u do regular 10 percent water changes u should be fine, new water adds this back into the tank
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Old 02-05-2005, 09:06 PM   #6
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They got it covered...... Your not talking about putting in 2 lbs of this stuff are you
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I use one cup of carbon on my 55, keeps my water super clear. I do not really on it as a meas of filtration just to keep the water crystal clear (its really go at this).
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