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  • Zeo And Carbon

    Ok,since starting Zeovit i have been running carbon in a bag in my sump.would it matter if the carbon was run in say magnum 350? can filter.i find this methode works alot better than the bag.but was not sure if it made any difference.

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    Hi, yes, it can be placed in a canister filter. When doing so, use 1/2 the quantity otherwise recommended, & the carbon will need to be exchanged more frequently, say every 2-3 wks. The main down side to using carbon in this manner is enhancing the carbon effect too quickly on our corals, with an increased risk of consequences to them, Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      I've been toying with the idea of using carbon in a fluidized bed filter myself. The reason being that the filter bags in the sump pick up detritus and fluidizing the carbon would keep it nice and clean.

      I am concerned about the risks Bob pointed out though. Is anyone doing this?
      400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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      • #4
        hmmm why not just use it in a zeo reactor with adjusted flow ,then you could shake it easy
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        • #5
          In a Zeo reactor you'd flush the carbon out

          A Deltec 509 would work better
          400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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          • #6
            hmmmmmmmmm ok makes sense
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            • #7
              Remember, also one wants relatively fast flow thru the zeolites while only slow flow passing the carbon filter sock. Bob
              "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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              • #8
                Sorry, double-post Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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