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Old 10-16-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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Rinsing Carbon Packs

It seems no matter how much I rinse carbon packs (for canister filter), the "black" keeps coming out. Am I supposed to rinse until this stops, or is this OK and harmless?

I've ran a bag under water for almost 10 minutes, constantly turning it around and squeezing and the runoff water remains black!.
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Carbon is inert and won't do anything negative at all to your water. I would just rinse until the majority of the "dust" is gone, then stop.

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DT is exactly right as IME I just rinse till most dust is gone.
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Gracias! I was just afraid of the black particles getting into the tank. But I won't worry about it now.
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