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Re: [APD] Inline Carbon?

Well mostly because I already have a Fluval 2 internal in there which houses
a CO2 ceramic disk diffuser inside it (works great to actively waft
microbubbles all around the tank) and that's ugly enough as it is. I'd
rather not add another. But moreso because I'm thinking this would have to
be really quick and easy; I'd prefer not to even have to have to roll up my
sleeves to remove it or else it will just get left on there too long and
become a liability. This I can be sure of... ;-)

Sounds like a DIY approach may indeed be required as there really doesn't
seem to be anything prefabricated on the market. I'm just not confident that
my local hardware suppliers will have any suitable fittings...

 > This isn't exactly what you were asking about but... why not 
> just a small separate internal power filter stuffed with 
> carbon? Something like the Fluval Plus series or an Eheim 
> Aquaball - throw it in when you want carbon filtration, pull 
> it out when you don't.

> On 4/12/06, Rory O'Brien <rory_obrien at stonebow.otago.ac.nz> wrote:

> > Does anyone know if its possible to get an inline, refillable, 
> > activated-carbon filter? Just something that could be 
> spliced into the 
> > outflow from a canister filter to hold a quantity of carbon, maybe 
> > with shut off valves so that it could be conveniently added 
> or removed 
> > without interfering with the filter too much.
> >
> > I appreciate that activated carbon isn't generally encouraged with 
> > planted tanks, due to its mopping out the ferts and that, 
> but it does 
> > remove yellowing and other discolouration from tannins leached from 
> > driftwood and give final clarity and sparkle to the water, and its 
> > relatively inexpensive, especially in bulk. I'd like to be able to 
> > make use of carbon just temporarily, maybe just for the 
> couple of days 
> > prior to a water change/ferts dose, and then be able to quickly and 
> > conveniently remove it again. So I'd like to keep it outside of the 
> > canister filter body proper, inline with the outflow pipe.
> >
> > Anyone using something like this? Is there such a product 
> avialable? 
> > Anyone made something similar?
> >
> > Thanks.
> > - Rory

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