Cobalt Aquatics Activated Carbon: Chemical Filter Media for Aquariums

This interview discusses how to select the best activated carbon for the aquarium
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BOYU AC-500 aquarium activated carbon is good filter media for fish tank
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Absorption refers to the diffusion of compounds into the porous network where physical entrapment takes place. Ozone, for example, is absorbed into activated carbon and is thus “detoxified” and made safe for the aquarium. Highly activated carbon for marine & reef aquariums.
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Activated carbon for the aquarium is a form of carbon that is usually made from bituminous coal, lignite or wood. It is often abbreviated as AC on the forum. The primary use of activated carbon, or AC, is to filter the aquarium water of foul odors, yellowing compounds (DOC) and to remove medications from the water column. Some hobbyists use it regularly and some don't use it at all. Some swear at it and some swear by it. I'll try to give you the basic info to get you started and you can decide for yourself whether or not you think it's something you will want to use.Everybody needs a clear aquarium water as it adds to the thrill and enjoyment of watching the beautiful ornamental fish. I discussed the common planted aquarium where cloudy water was a problem so I got suggestion from the viewers on how to treat such cloudy water using activated carbon. Not only in planted aquarium but activated carbon can be used to remove dirt and odors from other aquarium types also. Activated carbon is widely used as filter media for improving the water quality for keeping most ornamental fishes. Watch this video as I walk through on how to use the activated carbon and what it does in aquariums.

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All music have been downloaded from YouTube Music Library.Activated carbon comes in various shapes and sizes and not all activated carbon is equal. The most common shapes are granules and pellets. There are powder forms as well, but those are not used in aquariums. Generally speaking, the more porous and lighter the carbon the more surface area it has for adsorption thereby making it more effective at filtering the water. Many tap water filters are made to use activated carbon and it does a great job at removing odors from the water. This can apply to your aquarium as well.Aquarium charcoal has many applications. The exact size will depend on how you plan on using your carbon. Use it sparingly; as little as 3 tablespoons of carbon can remove discoloration from a 50-gallon aquarium. Cut two identical-size sheets of mesh. Use sewing pins to hold the mesh together while you sew. Sew three sides together with topstitching, a sewing machine stitch that can hold mesh together. This will form a pocket. Place your activated carbon in the pouch and sew the last side together, locking the carbon inside. Rinse your bag to remove any carbon dust, then add it to your aquarium. You can hide charcoal bags in power filters, canisters filters and sumps. Replace aquarium charcoal every few weeks.