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Old 12/29/2007, 01:30 PM   #1
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How do I make a Carbon Filter with Pantyhose???

Do you just put the Carbon in the Toe area of the pantyhose, rinse it, and put it in the tank???


I've obviously never done this before. Just want to run carbon for 3-4 days for a quick water polishing.


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Old 12/29/2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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Thats what I do.I put it next to return pump intake,for good flow past media.


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Old 12/29/2007, 01:42 PM   #3
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Yes. Rinse it well then put it in a high flow area like the return area of a sump, canister filter or in a hand on filter. Anothre option is to place it in front of a return outlet or powerhead/circulation pump. Tie it snugly so the carbon does not run against each other and erode into dust.


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Old 12/29/2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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consider using a phosban reactor and running the carbon 24/7. In the reactor the water has to go through the carbon media and can't go around it like a bag or sock in the sump--this way you get the maximun surface area for adsorption.
I change the carbon every three weeks---besides keeping the water perfecly colourless it also helps absorb other dissovled organics.


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Old 12/29/2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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Well here's what I ended up doing, I have a knee-high pantyhose with carbon knotted inside right next to a powerhead that is rippling the water surface. Should do the tank some good for the next 3-4 days.



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