BRS Chloramine Monster and Bacterial Growth

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  1. Harry Muscle

    Harry Muscle Member

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    I'm wondering if anyone who uses the Bulk Reef Supply Chloramine Monster (http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-reverse-osmosis-chloramines-monster.html) or a similar long lasting carbon filter has any issues with bacterial growth in the filter.

    With my projected water use one of these filters would last me 5+ years and would be way cheaper to run than small 10" filters that need to be changed way more often. However I'm concerned about bacterial growth since the filter would be changed so rarely.

    I was thinking of possibly yearly disinfecting the housing and air drying the carbon filter for a few days. Drying out completely should kill most bacteria I believe.

    Thanks,
    Harry
     
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    melypr1985 totally addicted Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Squad Expert Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member

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    john.m.cole3 cyclOps R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hub City Reef Club

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    I'm quite intrigued... following...
     
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    Sabellafella Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad

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    Lol me too
     
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    Sabellafella Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad

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    I wouldnt see anything wrong with this, i clean out my unit every couple months because i actually had a foul incident once before. Very good topic for discussion though.
     
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