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Carbon Filter Media By Comparison

Carbon Filter Media

 

Eheim Ehfiaktiv Activated Carbon

Eheim Ehfiaktiv Activated Carbon
Eheim Ehfiaktiv Activated Carbon


This product offers the highest adsorption. It is alkali activated, acid-washed, pH neutral, heavy metal free and formed in a special compression mold to perform a rapid, highly effective adsorption of harmful substances and residues of medication.

Eheim Ehfiaktiv 1 litre (161039)AQ162305 18.80
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Eheim Ehfiaktiv 2 litre (161040)AQ162302 30.00
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Eheim Ehfikarbon

Eheim Ehfikarbon
A high quality filter carbon.

It is recommended for short-term use in freshwater aquariums.

Eheim Ehfikarbon 1 litre (2501401)AQ162286 6.20
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Eheim Ehfikarbon 2 litre (161003)AQ162283 7.80
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Hagen A1445 Activated Carbon Fluval

Hagen A1445 Activated Carbon Fluval
Fluval Ultra Grade Carbon
Highly Activated - Absorbs liquefied impurities, removes dyes, medications and odours.

Fluval UltraGrade carbon has been specifically manufactured for aquarium filtration of fresh and marine environments. the internal cell matrix is able to absorb most liquefied impurities and dyes present in aquarium water. Each granule of Fluval UltraGrade Carbon consists of fine, pure carbon granules; it contains no phosphates and will not change pH of aquarium water.

Directions
Fluval Filter Carbon is ideally suited as a fine water scrub and is best placed in low or medium modules. By placing before any biologically specific media, the UltraGrade carbon provides a fine strainer to remove tiny particles and impurities before they can clog the delicate pores and surfaces of bacterial substrates. Fluval UltraGrade Carbon granules are smaller than the Fluval module bottom grid to prevent it from falling through. Use sufficient carbon to fill the module.

Rinse Thoroughly to remove fine dust. before replacing recharged module in filter, submerse carbon for a few minutes to eliminate air trapped within its internal matrix. This eliminates bubbles within the filter. Reassemble filter for operation. Fluval UltraGrade Carbon should be changed once it fails to remove odour and colour from aquarium water. To ensure complete filtration efficiency, monthly or bi-monthly change is recommended, depending on population density.

Note: Do not replace all filter materials simultaneously. Stagger bacterial replacement to ensure that the bacterial population remain viable allowing for rapid re seeding of the filter. When combined with regular water changes, media replacement is most effective. Rinse any media to be re-used in discarded aquarium water as tap water often contains harmful chlorine and/or chlorine that can kill valuable populations of beneficial bacteria.

Hagen A1445 Activated Carbon Fluval 375gAQ051036 12.09
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Seachem Matrix Carbon

Seachem Matrix Carbon
Seachem Matrix Carbon - High Efficiency Spherical Carbon

Seachem Matrix Carbon is a truly unique activated carbon. It is formed as a spherical bead for optimum hydrodynamics, and will not pack. It permits maximum water flow and contact with its high density of macroporous binding sites.

Matrix Carbon has very low ash content as indicated by its minimal impact on pH. Even when added to distilled water, it does not raise pH above 7.0. While all carbons contain phosphate, regardless of false claims to the contrary, Matrix Carbon has the lowest detectable leachable phosphate content of all major carbon brands tested.

Seachem Matrix Carbon outperforms other high grade carbons by at least two-fold when compared for total capacity to remove aquarium organic matter, rate of adsorption, and duration of use.

Why It's Different

While carbon is generally considered to be a chemical filter, that is not precisely true. It is in fact a mechanical filter as well, but it is only capable of mechanically filtering objects of molecular size.

It functions through extremely small cracks and crevices, called macropores and micropores. Microporous carbons remove primarily metals and smaller ions (like trace minerals) and are best suited to air filtration, while macroporous carbons remove primarily larger organic molecules (like nitrogenous waste) and are best suited to water filtration.

The ingredients from which a carbon is manufactured determine whether it will be macroporous or microporous. Carbons made from coconut shell and other organic products form microporous carbons, while carbons made from bituminous coal form macroporous carbons. Seachem Matrix Carbon is a bituminous coal based macroporous carbon. It is the only spherical carbon on the market, allowing for maximum water flow. It is sized to allow full penetration by water, but not small enough to escape filter bags. All carbons contain phosphate. However that phosphate does not come from washing the carbon with phosphoric acid. Most carbons are washed with sulfuric acid. The phosphate is contained in the ash from the carbon source. The main purpose of acid washing is to remove ash.

Because of Matrix Carbon's hydrodynamic properties, more ash is washed from our carbon than any other. Therefore it has the lowest leachable phosphate on the market.

250ml : will easily treat 400 litres (100 galons) for several months.

500ml : will easily treat 800 litres (200 galons) for several months.

4 Litre : will easily treat 6400 litres (1600 galons) for several months.

Direction :

Seachem Matrix Carbon is very clean and nearly dust free. For best results, Matrix Carbon should be placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it. It may be use in a canister filter, chemical filtration module, box filter or any high flow area of a trickle filter.

 

Supa Activated Carbon

Supa Activated Carbon
Supa Activated Carbon

Contaminated aquarium water can severely affect the health and life expectancy of your fish.

Metals, chemicals, dyes etc can all affect water purity and clarity and should be quickly eliminated.

The use of carbon in the water filter is an effective way to remove these contaminants.



Supa Activated Carbon 125gAQ011395 3.06
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Two Little Fishies HydroCarbon

Two Little Fishies HydroCarbon

Two Little Fishies HydroCarbon : Granular activated carbon

Granular activated carbon designed specifically for water purification

Removes dissolved organic compounds that turn the water yellow

The extremely porous granules are the optimum size for use in high capacity filters, allowing high flow at minimal backpressure

Positively does not leach phosphates

Two Little Fishies HydroCarbon 4 LitreAQ024230 68.99
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Hagen Universal Nylon Net Filter Bags

Hagen Universal Nylon Net Filter Bags
Fine White Nylon Filter Media Bags

For safe containment of various filter media used in external power filters.

This filter media bag is ideal for use in any Fluval canister filter system. Conveniently retains various filter media and facilitates maintenance.

Pack of 2 bags : each 16.5cm x 25.4cm (6.5 x 10 inches)

  • Fluval Nylon Bags
  • 16.5 cm x 25.4 cm
  • 6.5" x 10"
  • 2 per package
  • Plastic fasteners included
  • Makes media maintenance even simpler
  • Convenience and control for smaller media
  • Fine mesh to contain resins
  • Made of durable nylon