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Old 11-08-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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washing activated carbon

I have my own way of washing the carbon, but what is the proper way to do it?
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Old 11-08-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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Dont know if there is a proper way??? I just fill the bag and rinse it till I get the majority of the powder out then toss in the sump.
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I would say the proper way is with RO/DI water, not tap water, and be sure to remove all the dust/small particles.
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you should have seen me trying to rinse and replace my carbon tonight. It was almost laughable. I did everything wrong and got most of it on the floor. what should have taken me 15 minutes took over an hour and a half.

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Its just the hobby...... What can go wrong will
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an hour and a half to change your carbon? OMG, I can't imagine what kind of mess you made!


oh... and what seaham said... bag, rinse, plop.
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what happens when the bag breaks? what happens when the basket that holds the carbon in the filter falls apart?

answer: 1 and a half hours of hell.
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