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Old 07-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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Charcoal

I got a wet dry filter system and the guy whom I purchased it said to get new charcoal thus the old was dried out. Could I put regular charcoal in the bag?
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Charcoal NO but activated carbon you will need to replace it once a month with aquarium grade activated carbon...
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Charcoal NO but activated carbon you will need to replace it once a month with aquarium grade activated carbon...
This charcoal was in a bag... How often would I need to replace it
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I change mine once a month but if you have a heavy bioload you may need to do it more if u see the water yellowing its past time
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I change mine once a month but if you have a heavy bioload you may need to do it more if u see the water yellowing its past time
What kind of carbon do you have? A filter pad?
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I use mine in a reactor....
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I use mine in a reactor....
What type of filter do you have?
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you can get better performance, and more bang for the buck with something like SeaChem's Purigen, that can be regenerated every 6 months or so, instead of throwing it out and replacing it.
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I have a sump with a dual reactor gfo and carbon ..I have also used purigen with great results in my nano tank...
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Where do you get the carbon bits from?
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