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Old 07-09-2013, 02:00 PM   #11
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Petco, Petsmart, your LFS, Drs Foster and Smith, the list goes on and on.
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Petco, Petsmart, your LFS, Drs Foster and Smith, the list goes on and on.
I didn't see any at my LFS... Not the pads the charcoal bits?
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Yep:
Aquarium Filtration & Water Quality: Marineland Diamond Chemical Filtration Media is the cheapest.

Aquarium Chemical Filtration Media: Chemi-Pure & Chemi-Pure Elite Chemical Filter Media is great.

Aquarium Chemical Filter Media: Seachem Purigen is awesome (as is SeaChem's Matrix Carbon).
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Do you recommend black, white, or mix?
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If you're dead set on carbon, use the Chemi-Pure Elite.
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What about the first link?
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it's an example...the most basic carbon you can get. for the money, you're better with chemi-pure elite or purigen. those two far exceed carbon's abilities.
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So I just pour it into my bag or should I rinse it first?
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it depends on the product.

Purigen comes pre-packed in bags, or loose. Either way, no rinsing is needed.
I don't know about Chemi-pure, you should read the directions.
For the Marineland stuff, definitely rinse until there are no more fines after you've put it in the filter sock. You can also check out BRS ROX..much better than the carbon Marineland puts out: BRS Bulk Premium ROX 0.8 Aquarium Carbon - Bulk Reef Supply

Regardless of the product, read the directions.
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Do you have to change out the chemi-pure ever?
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