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Old 03-16-2005, 04:27 PM   #11
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I bought a media bag for the carbon and sunk that into my sump. I'm not sure a plastic bag would have enough flow through it, even with the holes, to do a proper job. I've heard that bad carbon can be worse than no carbon so pick your carbon carefully!
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Old 03-16-2005, 06:36 PM   #12
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whats a good brand? i will use a media bag too thanks!
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how about marineland's black diamond activated carbon? is it any good?

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Old 03-16-2005, 10:19 PM   #14
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steve- do you mean run the carbon for a week?
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also, can i just put the carbon in a plastic bag, punch holes, and put this in the sump? do i need a HOB filter?
The plastic bag won't work, not enough contact area plus the carbon will fall through. You don't need a powerfilter either. Get a <<filter sock>> which should be available from your LFS and a plastic berry basket from the market. Place the carbon in the bag, rinse well with RO water and let drain. Tie the berry basket so it hangs below the outport of your skimmer. Place the cabon bag in the basket... 8)

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