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Can you re use the carbon filter medium if you wash it ?

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Can you re use the carbon filter medium if you wash it ?
Old 12-28-2012, 10:09 AM   #11
 
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Also you can buy carbon rods and put them in media bags which can fit any filter and last months
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No, the stuff does not last a month. Depending on what you have in your system, the carbon will fill and then release it back into your water.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
 
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I don't need to do any research on the subject. I know what it does. Its not needed, and when its full, it will leach into your system.
If you want a water poisher get a Micron Filter, it works better.
And it doesn't do much for your PH and KH sorry to say, gotta watch that Wikipedia, they are not always right.
I never use wiki to find facts my kh creeps up over time unless I use a fair bit of carbon I use abouts half a sock full every 4 month for my 250 litre

Wich holds my kh at the desired point in turn the stable kh leaves my Ph near as where I want it
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #13
 
Ok then, heres one you didn't know about, this will make you think twice about using it.
Activated Carbon: HLLE Smoking Gun Found | Coral Magazine
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #14
 
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Ok then, heres one you didn't know about, this will make you think twice about using it.
Activated Carbon: HLLE Smoking Gun Found | Coral Magazine
i will have a read when i get chance but bet it wont stop me using it my dad was one of the UK's most valued molly guppy and neon breeders taught me everything i know and i learnt from experience only not GOOGLE
as it didn't exist in his day as i say if it is not broke do not change it which is what i wont do
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #15
 
Not saying you should change anything. If it happens though.......Just saying.........
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