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Timbits
03-27-2013, 04:03 AM
Is there any long term effects of carbon being left in the tank overtime? Found out my carbon bag broke and spilled some carbon, not a lot but in some places hard to reach. Not sure if I can get it out. Is it okay to leave it there? No corals in the tank just fish and live rock.

hillegom
03-27-2013, 06:14 AM
Won't hurt the tank, might be a little unsightly, but it will get covered with bacteria and be just like any piece of gravel.
Says so right here:
http://joejaworski.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/does-a-reef-tank-need-carbon/

Spilled carbon causes harm to the aquarium False. Carbon granules that are accidentally spilled into the aquarium will quickly become saturated with bacteria slime, having the same biological effects as a grain of gravel. It may look ugly, but it is totally harmless.

Timbits
03-31-2013, 04:16 AM
Won't hurt the tank, might be a little unsightly, but it will get covered with bacteria and be just like any piece of gravel.
Says so right here:
http://joejaworski.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/does-a-reef-tank-need-carbon/

Spilled carbon causes harm to the aquarium False. Carbon granules that are accidentally spilled into the aquarium will quickly become saturated with bacteria slime, having the same biological effects as a grain of gravel. It may look ugly, but it is totally harmless.

Thank you so much, that was a good read. :smile: