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Old 02-19-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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Do I need any carbon in my reef set up

Do I need any carbon in my reef set up n if yes where should it be placed?
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I personally would not run it all the time. It`s only good for 1 to two weeks and get get quite expensive. Maybe run one week of a month for water polishing.
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I run ROX 0.8 carbon from Bulk Reef Supply and use it 24/7 in a reactor. I change out the carbon every month.
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I run ROX 0.8 carbon from Bulk Reef Supply and use it 24/7 in a reactor. I change out the carbon every month.
ROX 0.8 High Performance Carbon - English
Aquarium Chemical Filter Media Reactor: ViaAqua Poly-Reactor Multi-Media Reactor
Is chemi pure. Type of activated carbon?
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Every tank is different. Try not using carbon and then try running it for a while. If you don't see any difference don't waste money on it. If you use it the best way is in a reactor (ideally before GFO if you use GFO).

There is always a limiting factor and if the limiting factor is trace elements carbon can remove these. Most tanks are not at the level of carbon having a negative impact.
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Every tank is different. Try not using carbon and then try running it for a while. If you don't see any difference don't waste money on it. If you use it the best way is in a reactor (ideally before GFO if you use GFO).

There is always a limiting factor and if the limiting factor is trace elements carbon can remove these. Most tanks are not at the level of carbon having a negative impact.
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