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Oscer
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PostPosted: 2006.06.06(Tue)12:52    Post subject: DIY Carbon Tube Filtration System??? Reply with quote

I was strolling around on Google, when I came across this

http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/filtersdiy/a/aa012999.htm

The theory sounds a bit strange... but I don't know. What do you guys think is this realy, what they make of it?


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Those of you who are the "Dyed In The Wool" Jaubert/Plenum or Berlin method aficionados need read no further. You are artisans who have the driving desire to recreate a small piece of the ocean in your tank.

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PostPosted: 2006.06.06(Tue)14:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am often chastised for running nitrate reducing resins, phosban and such for nutrient removal. I am not trying to create the perfect self sustaining eco system, just trying to provide the cleanest water for my corals. How I achieve this is not important to me as long as the desired effect is there. I am not a puritan, in my tanks the end does justify the means.
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PostPosted: 2006.06.08(Thu)13:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting...I agree with you on how to achieve this is not important, as long as the desired effect is there. Being chastised for running nitrate reducing resins, phosban and such for nutrient removal, I can indeed understand why. In my mind it finds no grounding if I consider the facts, but then at the same time if it worked for others then why not in my case.

But I'll stick with my ways, as I like being called an artisan Cool
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PostPosted: 2006.06.12(Mon)8:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

While on the topic of strange/alternative filtration methods, what are your opinions on the de-nitrating coil?
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PostPosted: 2006.06.12(Mon)19:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

really sirreal? o.O I see people use it all the time on n-r forums and then others are like WOW! I think I'll use it too! lol...more power to ya Smile
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PostPosted: 2006.06.12(Mon)20:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oscer wrote:
While on the topic of strange/alternative filtration methods, what are your opinions on the de-nitrating coil?


It works but it will not get you to zero nitrates. If I remember right you will test about 5ppm for nitrates with the coil but it is still a very good system.
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