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post #1 of 4 Old 06-24-2008, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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WTK: Filter

if you had a filter system running in a freshwater aquarium and want to switch over to salt, would you need to change all the filter pads and such? do you also need to remove the active carbon from the filter as well?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-24-2008, 02:03 PM
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You really should replace everything in the filter, Yes. I'm not sure what effects the salinity would have on the bacterias, but there's no sense bringing contaminants from the old tank into the new one. You would be far better replacing the filter medias and then adding filter squeezings from an established marine tank.

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-24-2008, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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thank, just wanted to make sure.... about the active carbon, should i place one into the salt water tank?
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-24-2008, 07:53 PM
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Ive never used Cabon in any of my tanks unless I had a reason to, Generally just to remove medications from the water. Ive never had it in my reef at all.

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