Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-24-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 466

I read a lot of threads where people don't use carbon in the filters.i have a emperor 400 and when I buy the filters they already have carbon built inside.if carbon doesn't do anything why don't I just rinse them out and save money?

dwint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
huma-huma's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: May 2011
Location: washington Pa
Posts: 5,257
Carbon, when it has the capacity, absorbs chemicals and helps to "polish" the water. Only problem is 1) it doesnt discriminate when it comes to chems, and 2) it burns out fairly quickly. I wouldnt be worried about replacing your filter cartridge every 4-6 weeks as the big companies say. Simply rinse the cartridges of in old tank water and put them back in. Your tank will stabilize alot quicker
my 125g Sw...Round 2!http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...220171-33.html
ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
huma-huma is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.