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Old 03-30-2014, 09:19 PM   #11
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So i need to change it once a week and what about the amount is that to long?
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:20 PM   #12
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I meant is that to much carbon or should i be running something else in my media carts
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:23 PM   #13
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usally there is a floss pad and a carbon pad in each basket or something similar, if there are other pads then you should usally change those once every two weeks.. no I wouldn't say your running two much. I have a reactor and I am running about half of cup of carbon
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:24 PM   #14
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I thought carbon just took bad chems out of water not made it clear though?
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:25 PM   #15
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how is your nitrates?
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A week ago it was .15ppm
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:27 PM   #17
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no all carbon is used for is it reduces ammonia and makes the water clear, it does nothing else or does not prevent anything else
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:30 PM   #18
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yeah I would just change your carbon.. if your levels are good on that size tank you may get away with once every two weeks but I would not go any longer.. generally you want to change it once a week but if you are running larger amounts in a reactor you can go every two weeks
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