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andestang
04-13-2010, 03:45 AM
Anyone use this procedure for prepping their carbon ? :Rinse well, then cover with near boiling water and let sit for 24 hrs, then rinse with RO/RI or let sit for 10 min then put in RO/RI for 24 hrs (read various methods). Its suppose to improve the absorption rate by a fair amount.

globaldesigns
04-13-2010, 03:47 AM
I personally don't... I am a Zeovit system, and just use either Kent or Seachem carbon. I rinse and then soak for 4-8 hours in RO water, then rinse again and put in tank.

Kevotron
04-13-2010, 03:58 AM
I just rinse and throw it in lol
nothing bad has happened yet haha

Dez
04-13-2010, 04:00 AM
I just stick it in RO/DI water and put it in the microwave for 5 minutes, then rinse once more with RO/DI and run it right away. I haven't noticed any difference from before. I used to just rinse once and use it.

PoonTang
04-13-2010, 04:01 AM
I boil mine in RODI for 10 minutes then rinse/cool with RODI and then run in a reactor.

Lance
04-13-2010, 04:44 AM
I just rinse real well in R/O water and run in a reactor.

andestang
04-13-2010, 06:01 AM
Ha ha, another variation to the method in question.

I just stick it in RO/DI water and put it in the microwave for 5 minutes, then rinse once more with RO/DI and run it right away. I haven't noticed any difference from before. I used to just rinse once and use it.