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Old 10-12-2004, 09:14 PM   #1
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What's the best activated carbon to get?

I'm looking to get some, what's the best to use?

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Old 10-12-2004, 09:21 PM   #2
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Marineland's Black Diamond. By far the best out there, IMO. Also, its not too expensive either.
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I use Fritz and I'm pretty happy with it...anyone else?
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:30 PM   #4
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Black diamond it works great and you can get it at Wal-mart instead of the LFS might be cheaper!
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:32 PM   #5
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just a quick question but...where do you put carbon at? do you put it in your filter. and what does it do?
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You would want to put it where it can get the most water moving threw it. Like your drains if you have sump, and it removes discoloration and odor and makes the water clear.
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Should I run it all the time? If I do will it remove to much good stuff from the water?
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:01 PM   #8
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On a fish only i run it 24/7 and change it monthly. Some people do some dont if your doing monthly water changes like you should be it wont hurt to run it 24/7 and just change it when you do the water
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I heard that the actived carbon only last a few days. Is this true?
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:18 PM   #10
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I'm not sure how long it actually stays activated, but bacteria will grow on the pourous surfaces and they in turn will break down waste products.
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