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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2016, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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carbon and wavemaker

hi all, I just set up a 125 community tank. I want to threat the entire tank once all the new fish settle in with prazi pro, problem is I ran 2 x eheim 2217. putting carbon into the filter and removing them after couple days with these filter is just annoying due to the way how they prime. can u just hang a bag of carbon in front of the powerhead/wave maker, instead putting it directly into the filter? I use to run aquaclear 70 and its very easy when it comes to adding/removing media, but due to the thickness of the tank it can no longer be used on this tank. any other idea is welcome.
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I dont personally see a problem with it, actually sounds like a good idea. Maybe put it behind the wavemaker so it sucks water through the carbon rather than blowing the bag around and breaking up the carbon only to disperse tiny particles into the tank? you might even be able to fit a black pvc pipe on the back of the wavemaker to make a little cup to hold the bag in place/hide it.

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I dont personally see a problem with it, actually sounds like a good idea. Maybe put it behind the wavemaker so it sucks water through the carbon rather than blowing the bag around and breaking up the carbon only to disperse tiny particles into the tank? you might even be able to fit a black pvc pipe on the back of the wavemaker to make a little cup to hold the bag in place/hide it.
I still got my carbon pat from the eheim, I'll probably just tie them up to the wave maker and let it blow away. thank you
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Carbon will absorb any meds you use in the tank so it should be removed while treating.

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Carbon will absorb any meds you use in the tank so it should be removed while treating.
ya, thats what I mean to do after the treatment.
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ya, thats what I mean to do after the treatment.
then yeah that should work

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