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Activated Carbon in small saltwater reef tank
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bandito
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PostPosted: 2011.01.06(Thu)15:39    Post subject: Activated Carbon in small saltwater reef tank Reply with quote

Very Happy I have a 20G reef tank with a aquaclear hang on filters. I also have a venturi protein simmer. The info on this site is really helpful. My tank has been running for 8 months now and I have zoos, mushrooms, green bubble tip anemone. Ext. I have chemipure in one of my filters and I stopped using bio balls in my hang on filter after reading the article on small saltwater tanks. I am just wandering if using chemipure is necessary instead of just using normal activated carbon or just using,none at all. [/I]
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PostPosted: 2011.01.07(Fri)14:54    Post subject: Activated carbon Reply with quote

Is chemipure really necessary in a small tank for matter any activated carbon?
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PostPosted: 2011.01.30(Sun)11:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chemipure is a brand, and as such it is not required for success; however it is an excellent form of carbon. There are other good brands of activated carbon too, and they are all used as a form of chemical filtration. AC uses absorption to remove remove yellowing compounds from the water, also removes medications like copper, and toxins from soft corals that a protein skimmer might not remove. Some hobbyists use AC periodically, others prefer 24/7 use. Please see my comments on your other topic regarding toxins.
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