Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): You shouldn’t run a carbon reactor if you are dosing calcium/magnesium because the carbon will absorb the calcium/magnesium.
The rest of the story: I’m laughing so hard it hurts. Truly this advice is amongst the worse I’ve ever heard. Activated carbon absorbs dissolved organic molecules. These organic molecules are large, complex molecules comprised of lots of different elements. In other words, NOT calcium or magnesium.
If you are dosing Ca/Mg, don’t worry about the activated carbon in your carbon reactor absorbing those elements. Everything will be fine.
Back to laughing now.
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