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Unread 05/10/2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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Exclamation Warning!!!! Carbon recall! *MUST READ*

on Kent Marine Carbon, we found out the hard way... did a carbon last night and my brother bought some new carbon, Kent Marine Carbon, after about an hour some of the corals started acting up, didnt really think nothing of it, 8 hours later woke up to find nothing but SPS/ LPS Skeletons in my cloudy polluted tank.. but all fish are fine....didnt really know what it was, after some research found out there was a recall on this carbon, the reason the LFS was selling it was the dates didnt match the bottle with the dates on the paper, but the thing is, the date was off by like a week .. likely that it was the same batch in the Recalled batch..

here is the exact Quote on the recall
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"There is a quality concern with KENT Marine Reef Carbon manufactured between December 5th of 2011 and February 8th of 2012. The concern is that the batch of carbon contained unusually high levels of heavy metals which have an adverse effect on stony corals and clams in marine settings. KENT Marine Reef Carbon is a virgin coal based carbon that is mined giving it greater adsorption properties. Unfortunately during this mining process, small layers containing heavy metals like copper were introduced into the carbon. This contamination of heavy metals would likely go undetected in freshwater environments and would not affect livestock. However in marine (salt water) aquariums, the effects can be seen in as quickly as a couple of hours to stony corals and clams. Fish and higher invertebrates such as shrimp do not seem to be affected. "

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Unread 05/10/2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Geez no fun man i would be pist! I hope your tank rebounds quickly!

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Unread 05/10/2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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That sucks! Sorry to hear about your misfortune. Hope everything comes back for you.


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Unread 05/10/2012, 04:58 PM   #4
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wow. at least your fish wont have ich.

on a serious note that is terrible. i would try to figure out a way to get it all back from either the store or kent marine. at least try


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Unread 05/10/2012, 05:04 PM   #5
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They put out a warning earlier this year or late last year about this problem.


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Unread 05/10/2012, 05:48 PM   #6
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This sucks. Sorry for your loss.


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Unread 05/10/2012, 06:08 PM   #7
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Yes, they put the warning out but the dates arent correct apparently, they said between December 5th of 2011 and February 8th of 2012, our container was 1 month off, we spoke with kent marine they are going to give us a reinbursment of some sort, and pay for any costs to restart the tank back up as far as sand/rock goes.. and cover the corals that were lost to some extant, so thats atleast nice and a bit of a releif, ill keep ya updated on how well they actually reinburse us..


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Unread 05/10/2012, 06:37 PM   #8
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Kent is dead to me.


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Unread 05/10/2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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I would do some research about copper and it's ability to "linger" in a tank. I've heard that you can't ever use a tank that has been treated with copper for a reef. It would seriously suck if you were to re-invest in everything just to find that the tank itself is unable to sustain reef life.


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Kent is dead to me.



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Unread 05/10/2012, 07:04 PM   #11
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While on the phone with them earlier, he tried telling us if we use those polycarbonate sheets that it should remove most of it, but i want to try and push further, cause i know copper will leech into the rocks, and sand bed, and silicone of the tank...


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Unread 05/11/2012, 09:48 AM   #12
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Poly helps tremendously. If anything it will save whats left.
I some heavy metals in my old tank and the poly cleared it all out before I realized it was gone.


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Wow!!!!


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You need to do a water change and add carbon. Umm, wait... never mind on that last part.


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Unread 05/13/2012, 05:33 PM   #15
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While on the phone with them earlier, he tried telling us if we use those polycarbonate sheets that it should remove most of it, but i want to try and push further, cause i know copper will leech into the rocks, and sand bed, and silicone of the tank...

Leeching into the silicone is a myth, as for everything else... that is true. I am sorry to hear about your losses, what a bummer. MAKE THEM PAY


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Unread 05/14/2012, 07:54 PM   #16
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just thought id let everyone know, Kent marine is taking care of the situation everything was handled very profressionally, and honestly quickly, heard back from them today with good news and thats that..


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