What carbon is the best for reactors?

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  1. lanzo

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    hey guys, i have tried a few kinds of carbon in my reactor, but i don't really know which brand is the best to use.

    Some or maybe all will leak phos into tank?
    Is a finer partical size(0.2mm-0.5mm) better than a bigger particle size((1cm)?

    What is the best carbon for the cheapest price( because one need to change it every 2-3 weeks, and R200-R400 per month for carbon is a bit steep for me)

    Hope this will help everyone:thumbup:
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The Waterboy Maxizorb carbon.Eco Aquatics stocks.very cheap and excellent results,i personally wont use any other brand now
     
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    Lanzo,

    Mek, can you remember what the price is for the 3KG. I want to sell mine but not sure what to ask for it.
     
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    waterboy maxizorb carbon, never heared of it?
     
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    gali if im not mistaken,when i bought it through Marco i paid R150.00 for 3kg's
     
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    AKA coconut carbon
     
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    is it very fine?
     
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    Yes Lanzo,

    It is quite fine.

    I have about 2.5KG left. If you want it you can have it for R100.
     
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    Can I have it if lanzo doesn't take it?
     
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    don't thnk i'll take it, you can have it lappies, i'm a bit short on cash
     
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    Thanks Lanzo. I'm short as well, spending my last penny's...

    O.K Gali so that pushes my bill for Saterday to R550. :006:
     
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    Cool.
     
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    i will take if lappies is out.

    Anyone know where we can get this in JHB ?
     
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    what did you always use warr?
     
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    I have been using bio-elite - costs R75 for 600ml :whistling:
     
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    that's a bit expensive compared to the coconut carbon
    well this rowa that i got is R126.50 for 500ml (stupid me:p)
     
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    who else is using Maxizorb here?
     
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    Thats why we need to find a Gauteng supplier dude
     
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    yip yip, the prices is moer steep!
    where can we find coconut carbon hear in gauteng( jhb)(pta)?
     
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    that is what I keep asking ?
     
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