Activated Carbon

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    Hi

    My friend in Durban has high quality Activated Carbon that will not leach anything back into your tank, it will reach a saturation point and then become inert "but will not leach back"
     
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    Hi Peter,

    How does one know when the "activated carbon" has become inert?
     
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    Hi Nicolaas

    Tough one to answer, I can't offer anything scientific to back it up except through a Google Search, I mainly use to polish my water (keeping it crystal clear) and after about a month when the water starts to go a yellowy colour, I replace it

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    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the reply!

    Is it possible to put too much "activated carbon" in the system?
     
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    Hi Nicolaas

    Putting in too much carbon will give you a larger surface area, which will lead to a bigger absorption ratio with in your water, so as a guideline try 1 cup per 100lt and see how it goes.
     

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