Carbon and phosphate media how often u change?

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by xinumaster, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I've give it a read tonight. I have a strange feeling it will support what I posted earlier in here ;)
  2. Thales

    Thales Past President

    I am indeed pissed. :D

    The only advice I have is that people not make assumptions. I assume everyone can understand why. :D
  3. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Well, I skimmed (no pun intended) the article.

    It's pretty much normal stuff as how Tony and I had posted previously but without all the tedious experimental details.

    The graphs all look how one would expect for concentration changes when moving toward equilibrium from either direction.

    The leaching test is basically analogous to my example of leaving equilibrated dirty carbon in a tank that had just gotten some massive water changes, so still no disagreements there.
  4. kmaintl

    kmaintl Guest

    Carbon (Black Diamond & BulkReefSupply) run passively changed every 4 weeks to no more than 5 weeks. Once over 5 weeks, some leaching begin to happen and progressively gets worst. TLF Reactor with 1/2 RowaPhos and 1/2 BulkReefSupply GFO changed every 3 months, whether it needs to be changed or not.
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Careful there. Are you ABSOLUTELY sure you mean leaching, or that you reached the reactive site equilibrium capacity and the "leaching" is excess buildup?
    An example of leaching adding a teabag to a cup of plain water.
    An example of not leaching is pouring 1 gallon of water into a 1pint glass.

    It is also worth mentioning that the teabag example is also an equilibrium example just in the opposite direction :p
  6. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Tea bag :/ sorry, too much Prison Break watching :D
  7. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Have you been teabagged lately?

    ok, I'm going to get smacked for that one lol.
  8. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Um never have I been tea bagged nor do I have any plans on it in the future.

    OT but you brought it there......A homophobic DJ friend of mine had a gig at a gar bar years back. He was playing away when he felt some one standing just over him. he looked up only to have a tea bag lowered into his face :( Needless to say there was quote a ruckus, the music stopped and the police had to come into the situation. I hear the look of fear on his face was priceless though :D

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