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Old 08-10-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Carbon in saltwater

I read that it is bad to have carbon filtration in a saltwater is that true?
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I.. dont really think so... but i could be wrong. I mean, how else would you get the water to be really clean? I mean besides having a skimmer. Im not entirely sure on this one.. some of the more experienced people will have to confirm this.
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:07 AM   #3
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i figured it out, its only bad if you have a reef because it removes things the coral needs.
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Oh alright then. Good work finding that out. Im sure someone will come here looking for that eventually. Nice researching work.
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I use carbon filtration in a mesh bag for my FOWLER and the water is crystal clear.
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And so.. FOLWER you mean FOWLR?
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:34 AM   #7
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I use carbon in my reef tank three days before I do a PWC. I guess in a perfect world you would not need carbon, but this is not a perfect world and carbon removes impurities that can build up in a reef setting. IMO
"GAC removes gelbstoff (the compounds that give water in an aquarium the yellow tint), some large organic molecules, medications, chlorine, pollutants and toxins, as well as many other types of chemical elements and compounds from the water that a protein skimmer or another means of filtration may not remove."
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I have a BioCube and they have a compartment in the back where there is a carbon filter media and my tank does great - granted I have a FOWLR but I have seen TONS of BioCubes as reefs and they do great...JMO
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I use chem pure it is a very fine carbon with some other stuff in it. I haven't had any problem with it, my tanks are about about a month and a month and a half old now. The LFS recommended it and I trust them since they have told me not to buy certain fish for my tank, like those little green gobies yesterday.
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I use Chemi pure in my reef and I have no problem

I have growth and my corals do not seem to have any issue

Since adding it my algae has also decreased significantly
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