Does anyone use carbon in the filters anymore? I had tanks years ago and we wouldn't run a tank with out it. I know times have changed but I'm not using carbon and I have the worst algae issue I've ever had.
I boil it for 30 minutes. Then bake it in an oven on a cookie sheet (keeping the thickness at no more than 1"-2") at 400 degrees F for 45 min. Let cool and use. I keep a large amount of carbon on hand so I do not have to wait for the carbon to cool to reset the canisters. I use Marineland carbon. All carbon is not created equal. The cheep carbon is burned coconut husk or wood. Marineland carbon is bituminous coal that lends its self quite well to being reused.smee82 said:How do you recharge carbon?
Keep in mind that Purigen and carbon do two different things.smee82 said:I don't use carbon but I use pirigen.