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Old 09-24-2004, 12:17 AM   #1
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Well you know how they say...

too much of something isn't good? Well, I bought an AC500 Filter today to work with my Emperor 400 on my 55 Gallon and I was wondering if too much black carbon would be bad? It's in the AC500 and the Emperor right now. I dont see how it could be but with this hobby almost anything is possible.

And to slam that saying down, I know too much filtration IS good!!

Adding purigen tomorrow possibly. I'll let you know how it works in a few days. My water is already looking AWESOME with the new filter and the 2nd water change this week

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Old 09-24-2004, 01:40 AM   #2
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Normally the only real benifit from carbon would be ours. No smell and piece of mind. As for me, I dont use it at all. Well not completely true. I have a Pur brand faucet filter. I use the filtered water from the tap for my fish tanks.
There is a debate going about how long carbon is effective. The range is a week to a month. If not changed when it is saturated it can leach whatever it caught right back into the tank.
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