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Refilling carbon filters

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Well I got my second delivery of 5kg activated carbon pellets and just set it up. Works like a charm!! :yahoo: It's so easy to set up as well.

Ironically though when I opened the door to the delivery guy delivering the activated carbon a big waft of smell must have come out. I'm sure he smelled it, so I'm shitting myself now. I don't know whether to risk it or to downsize and pack it in temporarily :unsure:

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Nice thread bro, Thank you

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Thanks! I saw the thread that sent you here btw, don't go looking in a small pet shop for the carbon you need, it's pellets you want not the fine aquarium stuff... google and mail order will sort it out and it's not a suspect purchase to worry about if you have a big pond retailer you may be lucky but I'd just order the air stuff online

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Will have a fish around see what i can get, needs to be done next month. Cheers bro

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Heres a few pics of my 6" x 600mm Rhino CF, I havent got round to ordering the replacement carbon yet :wassnnme:

& thanks for the calculations, Distracted :smoke: most helpful but I was thinking about the size & volume of the inner netting, I might need

slightly less than 8.5Kg carbon & once i get round to ordering 10Kg, I might have enough carbon left for a small 5" CF as well hopefully.

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heres the carbon in the sock, its actually its one length, just doubled back on its self to form the sock.

:rofl:

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& heres the bits that make up the filter & its quite easy to put back together

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e2a - i'll hopefully get the carbon within the next few weeks, i'll add more pics then :skin_up:

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So now a few people have done this, does it work? Work for long? Worth doing?

Thanks

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Can't speak for the others Bluez.... but the only thing you are doing is replacing spent activated carbon with fresh activated carbon, it's pretty simple really provided you pack in the carbon well and make sure you have no airgaps... tha actual metalwork in the filter is still good to go so nothing changes except the freshness and effectiveness of carbon bed that is cleaning the air

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Nice thread

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Anyone know where in the UK sells such carbon pellets? Thanks.

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Jemima google "4mm activated carbon pellets"

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carbon Mmmmmm charcoal smashed up ? 3quid a bag

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Ironically though when I opened the door to the delivery guy delivering the activated carbon a big waft of smell must have come out. I'm sure he smelled it, so I'm shitting myself now. I don't know whether to risk it or to downsize and pack it in temporarily :unsure:

I've had this situation a few times because I've been too stupid - opening the door before thinking. I took down my grows as a precaution on each occasion but nothing ever happened. Now I have a lock on the door that requires me to stop and check - giving me time to think. I'm super-para, but I've never had a concrete bed either....

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carbon Mmmmmm charcoal smashed up ? 3quid a bag

Not really mate but if you want to take a chance with that fill your boots but don't be surprised when someone asks you for your shoelaces

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