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post #5 of Old 10-16-2002
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Fresh water tank slime

Rich, could you say a little more about how you arrived at the following advice:

"The use of carbon filters installed in the tankagae lines, etc. is STRONGLY NOT recommended as the carbon is a nutrient source for bacteria etc. PLUS it will adsorb the active free chlorine used for maintenance."

If the activated carbon filter lies downstream of the tank,just ahead of the taps, I don''t see how chlorine absorption is an issue. The water has exited the tank and is on its way to the user. The ''nutrient source'' comment is also a bit of a puzzler: is your concern for water remaining overnight in the AC filter body? How is a tank water microbe benefiting from a filter downstream?

Your advice is contrary to everything I''ve read; can you offer us a cite or two where we can follow up? Thanks.

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