Re: A question about Carbon
- I completely agree with you... Unfortunately for some of us obtaining
Carbon can be difficult. I was willing to accept the risks of using a
pet store brand. I recommend that anyone else thinking of using it
should take those risks into consideration. Also I boiled mine 4
times before using it in alcohol. Not sure if it helped but it made
me feel better!!
--- In new_distillers@y..., "Ackland, Tony (CALNZAS)"
> > If pet store carbon wasn't of good quality it wouldperform in the job expected of it. Our risk is that we're using
> > change the PH of the water and the fish would die.
> The concern with carbon from an unknown source is how well it will
alcohol (an excellent solvent of many things), where the carbon has
been sold to only be in use with water. Sure - a fishtank may not
notice any differnce between the different sources or manufacturing
methods, but is it possible that when adding a solvent like alcohol
we may liberate some other species that would normally be locked
>you know that its been tested and approved as safe when used with
> At least with carbon sold through a homebrew/distilling supplier,
alcohol. You dont have that same assurance from other sources.