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Carbon gets exhausted very quickly, losing most of it's effectiveness after a week or so. GFO typically lasts longer, a month or two. Most people don't change out their carbon that often, I know I don't, but we really should if we want peak performance.

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Carbon gets exhausted very quickly' date=' losing most of it's effectiveness after a week or so. GFO typically lasts longer, a month or two. Most people don't change out their carbon that often, I know I don't, but we really should if we want peak performance.[/quote']

 

YUP YUP.... CHECK YOUR PHOS LEVELS

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Yeah, definately points toward using a two fishes type reactor rather than just tossing a bag in the sump.

 

I poked around a little on-line and i can't find a source for Calgon carbon. Seems to be more industrial usage.

 

The bulk carbon available from Bulk Reef Supply seems to be the expensive/low effective variety...

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I change/rotate my carbon every week. I have my carbon in 3 separate nylon bags (gal. paint strainers). I mark with a Sharpie each as A,B, and C. I have my calendar marked as A,B,& C, each week so I know which bag is due for a change. I put the carbon into a dry bag marked the same as the one I pulled out and I am done. The bags are fastened with a reusable zip tie (the key). These I found at Harbor Freight and are a godsend for this proceedure.

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