Activated Carbon - Granulated Carbon Filter Media
For use in aquariums, fish tanks, ponds, internal filters, external filters and sumps. We sell small stone granulated carbon filter media which has a larger surface area that traditional pelleted products and therefore greater effectiveness.
What is Activated Carbon?
Activated Carbon is a form of carbon that has been produced with extremely high micro porosity. Carbon is good at binding to most elements and molecules which means that when fluids are passed through it or over it, contaminates or pollutants contained within the water will be caught by the carbon reducing improving the purity of the water. One gram of Activated Carbon has a surface area of between 1500m2/g to 3000m2/g.
How to use Activated Carbon?
Pond / Aquarium Water Treatment
Activated Carbon is most commonly used to filter water used in ponds and aquariums. It should be added to a media bag or holder which is placed in direct contact with the water. The water should then be passed through it continuously until the water it contaminate and pollutant free. We recommend flushing the activated carbon with fresh water before using. Activated Carbon can be used in internal and external filter bags or containers. It's suitable for fresh or marine water aquariums or ponds.