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Old 02-07-2005, 11:59 PM   #11
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I had fish only, and ran carbon until I can get a skimmer.
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I have some big leathers and I was told they are bad about releasing chemicals. I have not noticed any effects on my hard corals but I run carbon for that reason.
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The problem with AC is it is relatively short lived. I've heard anything from 2-5 days is it's maximum effective life.

I use it to polish my water.
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I run carbon about one week a month, sometimes more if needed.
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Old 02-08-2005, 09:44 PM   #18
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Its been my experinence that sometimes, just an odd observation based on my 2 tanks, that xenia can get a little wierd looking if there is a severe lack of phos. Remember, animals do use it, you just don't need 5PPM worth of it. Sometimes perfect params can be, well, a little too perfect. I used a RowaPhos on my big tank and ever since the xenia just haven't been the same. At any rate the ac shouldn't hurt anything less you don't change it when you shoud..

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Side note on the active life I posted about:

I did a test. I ran the AC in my main tank for about two weeks, took it out, rinsed it, and put it in my 10 gal tank. The 10 gal tank (which was slightly yellow tinted from no AC) was cleared in a few hours.

I'm starting to think the active life of AC is longer than what I've read.
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