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Old 08-31-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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Should I use a charcoal bag???

I have a 75gal FOWLR 75lbs of LR and 80lbs LS. 2 aquaclear 500 one with foam and bio cubes and the other with foam and charcoal. Should I keep the charcoal or run without it? I heard it will remove all the trace elements that are needed. Any help would be great.


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Old 08-31-2004, 06:36 PM   #2
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You will get many many opinions on the subject but personally I feel the benefits far outweight the negatives (if any). Carbon not only removes some trace elements but a whole lot of unseen toxins that can easily cause problems. Coral tanks will benefit from the use of carbon greatly, especially if not using a skimmer.

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I agree with Steve that you should be running carbon 24x7. Just make sure the brand you buy says phosphate free. Some of the cheaper one's don't.
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