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Old 05-03-2007, 07:03 AM   #2
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It is good to run a small amount of carbon in a filter sock placed in an area of high flow in your sump. Running large amounts of carbon in something like a canister filter will provide lots of surface area for aerobic bacteria to grow which can increase the nitrates in your tank. Small amounts of carbon in a reef tank should be more so to polish the water and remove the yellow tint that can occur.

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