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Carbon

What does it do exactly?

Activated Carbon (AC) is a charcoal substance which is used in the aquarium to removes odors, removes color, and makes aquarium water as clear as ice.  Carbon helps remove some smelly organic gases like hydrogen sulphide from the water, absorbs chlorine from water, or if your tap water contains chloramine, it removes the chlorine and leaves ammonia behind. Also small amounts of chelated copper, mercury and iron may be removed and this may be of limited use.

Carbon itself is one of the keys in the battle against unruly dissolved organic compounds and the algae fertilizing nutrients. Carbon, specifically activated carbon, has a chemical love for organics, acting like a molecular magnet pulling contaminants into its chemical embrace. Together with an effective protien skimmer, activated carbon plays a key role in keeping your aquarium healthy and looking good.

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  • On Sale 15%
    Bulk Granular Carbon (40 lbs) Bag
    On Sale 15%

    Bulk Granular Carbon (40 lbs) Bag

    SaltwaterAquarium

    $199.99
    $169.99
    Granular Activated Carbon based on bituminous coal provides the best combination of pore size, large particle size, high surface area, low ash, and hardness for chemically filtering aquarium water. In addition, test results indicate no leaching of...
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    Bulk Pelletized Carbon (40 lbs) Bag
    On Sale 15%

    Bulk Pelletized Carbon (40 lbs) Bag

    SaltwaterAquarium

    $209.99
    $178.49
    Pelletized Activated Carbon based on bituminous coal provides the best combination of pore size, large particle size, high surface area, low ash, and hardness for chemically filtering aquarium water. In addition, test results indicate no leaching of...
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    PRO-CARBON Activated Carbon (18L) - Polyplab
    On Sale 15%

    PRO-CARBON Activated Carbon (18L) - Polyplab

    PolypLab

    $209.99
    $178.49
    High performance activated carbon for crystal clear water in fresh-water and salt-water aquariums. PolypLab Pro Carbon is is an ultra high performance activated carbon manufactured under the most strict quality controls.  Pro CarbonL - Highly...
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    Purit - Complete Chemical Filtration (3.8 L - 1 Gallon) - Brightwell
    On Sale 15%

    Purit - Complete Chemical Filtration (3.8 L - 1 Gallon) - Brightwell

    Brightwell Aquatics

    $149.95
    $127.46
    Next-Generation Chemical Filtration Media for use in all Marine and Freshwater Aquaria Overview Next-generation combination of enhanced activated carbon (offering superior chemical filtration characteristics to traditional activated carbon) and...