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Old 07-17-2004, 03:49 PM   #21
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From what I read carbon should be changed every three months
and I dont think the smoke can be good for your fish if people can get cancer from second hand smoke I dont see why it couldnt affect the fish.
Im still wondering if the smoke would cause acrylic to turn yellow

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Im still wondering if the smoke would cause acrylic to turn yellow
I would think, that in theory, over enough time and heavy smoking, yes. Although if the acrylic was cleaned quite regularly, probably not.

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How long is carbon good for? How often should I replace it?
I use a high grade GAC and replace it every month, in a smoke-free house. You should probably be doing at least the same, although it might be better to use less and replace it more frequently.
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High grade GAC will be most effective when water is forced through it and will remain effective for about 48 hours according to my experiments.
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I smoked for about 15 years and I quit (I used the patch, worked for me).

Now my house is smoke free and has been since I moved in. When I look at something that was in my house for the duration of my smoking, a book for example, the yellowing is really noticable. Clothes too. So, will it hurt your tank, or yellow acrylic? I don't know, but it definitely won't help it!

As for the GAC, I change mine every 1-2 weeks.

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