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Unread 11/19/2009, 09:44 AM   #1
QuickCarl
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Best place for carbon bag with wet/dry?

I've been using "sheet" carbon for years, the kind you just cut out and stick in the top of your wet dry. I'm wanting to use the kind you put in a media bag now, and I'm not sure where to put it. Could I just let it lay against the return pump? Or is there a better place?

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Unread 11/19/2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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I've seen bags be placed in the flow of the return to the sump. However, I don't agree with just letting water trickle over the media. IMO in order for the carbon to be effective, it would need to have the water flowing in a more concentrated flow through the media. Placing it in the flows that I have seen, it seems to flow around it and not be effective.


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Unread 11/19/2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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Get a reactor.

One of the cheapest upgrades you can do.


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Unread 11/19/2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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I agree with the others. Passively running carbon is not very effective. Water will go around it more often than through it.


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Unread 11/23/2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Get a reactor.

One of the cheapest upgrades you can do.
A calcium reactor? Does having this eliminate the need for carbon?

Thanks for the input...


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Unread 11/23/2009, 09:46 AM   #6
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I use 2 Kent Marine phos-reactors chained together.

1 with carbon other with GFO.


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Unread 11/23/2009, 09:53 AM   #7
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A calcium reactor? Does having this eliminate the need for carbon?

Thanks for the input...
No a media reactor, phosban reactor... whatever term you want to use.


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Unread 11/23/2009, 10:29 AM   #8
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bulkreefsupply.com has nice carbon reactors


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Unread 11/23/2009, 12:28 PM   #9
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I put the carbon with sponge filter in wet/dry box.

My tank is very clean.


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