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rawlins06
10-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Right now I'm using regular chemi pur. There seems to be some debate. Seascapes told me elite was a waste of money. Other people say i should be using elite or a higher grade of reef carbon. Which carbon do you guys recommend?

719bloodhound
10-05-2014, 10:40 AM
I run the chemipure blue in my 14g bc

Coral Xpressions
10-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Did they happen to say why it was a waste of money?

719bloodhound
10-05-2014, 11:03 AM
Cause they don't have it in stock? Lol

Coral Xpressions
10-05-2014, 11:05 AM
Lol. Guessing they recommended something they did have bahaha hahaha

Levi
10-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Actually they probably said it because as far as I can see the only difference between regular and elite is a higher grade of di resin and carbon. The blue though has some things in similar to puri Gen in it as well.

Balz3352
10-05-2014, 03:37 PM
Elite has gfo in it also

Levi
10-05-2014, 04:12 PM
That's right it pulls phosphates out

Levi
10-05-2014, 04:12 PM
So it's a waste if you aren't using it to help control phosphates

Joe
10-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Be sure to rinse the crap out of it. I put some in my filter sock and it filled it with black particulate for three days. I changed the filter sock each day and was really glad all of that didn't go into the tank. It turned my skimmate black for three days too.


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rawlins06
10-05-2014, 09:44 PM
Thanks! Ya i dont think they even carry the elite for some reason. Love them but they do also have bubble algae in some of their reef tanks. Theyvare still way better then Valley pets. So should I use elite or blue?

Sharkboy99999
10-05-2014, 10:23 PM
Joe i think it says to clean it out . It might not say that . I clean out all my carbon I put in my tank do I might have seen it somewhere els


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Joe
10-06-2014, 01:01 AM
Joe i think it says to clean it out . It might not say that . I clean out all my carbon I put in my tank do I might have seen it somewhere els


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It does say that and I rinsed it about the same I normally do my carbon I use in my reactor. It wasn't flowing out a lot of stuff, so I thought it was okay. I also wrapped it in an additional layer of filter media before putting it in the sock. I have a lot of flow through the sock, but Even so, i was really surprised by how much black particulate this thing put out.

Sharkboy99999
10-06-2014, 10:58 AM
Yeah when I rinse it out it turns my hands black


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scrumpto
10-08-2014, 03:45 AM
In a follow-up to the following article the author's said:
"In some as yet unpublished work, we have shown that GAC is very effective at stripping aquarium water of its TOC load; from 60 - 90% removal, if I recall correctly, depending on specifics. We looked at ROX, HC2 and Black Diamond GAC's. The ROX was the winner by far."
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2010/1/aafeature

Here's the carbon that's supposed to be higher quality than normal:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/bulk-premium-rox-0-8-aquarium-carbon.html

In a related issue, HLLE Disease appears to be related to carbon dust.
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/activated-carbon-affirmed-as-causative-agent-for-hlle-disease

I remember being at the Dallas Aquarium fifteen years ago and all of their Purple Tangs had terrible HLLE -- at least we now know why!

I've always used Matrix but am going to give Rox a try. Anyone use it?