Activated Carbon

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Al, 14 Jun 2008.

  1. Al

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    Hi Guy's

    I bought the Filter bags and Activated Carbon. The question is.

    How much do you put in your tank? My tank a the Boyu TL 550.:)
     
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    how many liters is it?
     
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    The Tank is a 130lt.
     
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    1/4-1/2 cup.what brand of carbon is it?
     
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    I can understand why Mekaeel asks what brand it is - I used carbon once without doing homework and all my corals closed and there were black powder everywhere in my tank and sump because the carbon broke up. Corals started to open again after I removed it. ;)
     
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    Did you rinse the carbon in RO water first?
     
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    guys always remember to rinse out your carbon in RO.i know some people even soak it for 24hrs in RO before using.this does help in removing any phosphates that may be present in the carbon
     
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    Yes I did, the ones I bought was very cheap, so maybe the quality wasn't that good.
     
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    All carbon I have used needed to be rinsed regardless of quality ;)
     
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    It didn't say anything on the container, but maybe the ones I bought wasn't for marine use?
     
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    Must have been a dodgy one :p
     
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    Made in China...:whistling:
     
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    what brand of carbon was it Tobes?
     
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    Marltons - activated bone charcoal
     
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    Thanks guy's for all the advice. Its Aqua Medic Carbon.

    I did rinse the Activated carbon a few times in RO Water. The water of the soaked carbon was clear before i put it in.

    Where's the best place to put it? Must i put in one of the chamber's where the Bio Balls and Ceramic Rings were stored?
     
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    That would work well, just remember to bag it. I use a nylon stocking, and replace every 3-4 weeks.
     
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    Thanks Warr7207.

    Its in a Filter bag. Will put it in of the chamber's tomorrow.:)
     
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    no wonder why you had issues with it.Marltons is meant for FW use
     
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    It doesn't say anything on the container, which brand of carbon would you recommend??
     
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    Pricing wise, I would go with Maxi-Zorb.
     
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