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Old 09-03-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Water clearity question

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I have a quick question regarding water clearity. I seem to have alot of "things" floating around in my water, nothing really big just some misc dustlike particles and whatnot.

I'm planning on getting a Aquaclear 100 HOB filter to turn into a HOB refuge, but I was wondering about running just carbon in it first for about a week. Would this clear up my water a bit? Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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running carbon can help add clarity to the way your water looks, yes. Some people run it constantly, some people use it for a few days a month to "polish" the water.

If you actually have real particulate in your water, though, you'll need to consider some type of mechanical filtration to capture that too.
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Perhaps running the AQ 100 in its filter mode till the water clears up a bit and then convert it into the fuge? I'd expect that it woiulden't take long to clear the water up. I appreciate the help Neilanh!
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yeah that's not a bad idea. If it is fine particulate that you have, using filter floss in the hob will clear it up quite quickly, in my experience.
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