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JBJ Replacement Activated Carbon - Fits Nano CubesThe Activated Carbon for 6g Nano Cube is a replacement for your 6g Nano Cube. Need replacement activated carbon for your 6G to 28G JBJ Nano Cube aquarium? We have it right here. Suitable for freshwater and saltwater tanks. Carbon should be replaced about once a month to keep your aquarium water clean.
What is activated carbon?Activated carbon is a carbonaceous material that has been heated and treated at extremely high temperatures, resulting in the formation of tiny pores, thereby increasing the surface area. The tiny pores and the huge surface area permit the filter media to hold an enormous amount of material, making it a great choice for the removal of pollutants from the air and water.
What is the purpose of activated carbon?The Activated Carbon for 6g Nano Cube absorbs a variety of dissolved contaminants, such as chlorine and chloramine as well as tannins (which make the water color) and phenols (which create unpleasant odors). It can help prevent the water in aquariums from turning yellow as time passes. It is crucial to realize that there are a variety of essential toxins that activated Carbon cannot eliminate. Particularly, it cannot eliminate ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate. This means it cannot assist in the removal of toxins when the aquarium is set up. Other methods or water changes are required to deal with elevated ammonia, nitrite, or levels of nitrate. Heavy metals, like copper or lead, can also be removed. If the water source you are using has heavy metals, you should use a water treatment product prior to placing the water in the aquarium.
Placement in FilterCarbon activated will lose its effectiveness quickly when exposed to large amounts of aquarium debris. Therefore, carbon must be put in place after the mechanical filter media inside the filter. Be aware that if you don't maintain your tank in a clean state, and dirt builds up inside the filter, activated carbon won't perform as well.
Changes in CarbonSince activated carbon bonds with the substances it eliminates, it eventually gets saturated and cannot remove any additional contaminants. Thus, it should be replaced frequently. Once per month is generally sufficient. A longer time between replacements won't harm the tank, however, the carbon is likely to reduce its ability to eliminate toxic substances out of the water. If you notice the yellowing of the water or notice an unpleasant smell in the tank, it's time to change your activated carbon.
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