Activated Carbon – 120G x 2



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JBJ Activated Carbon 120g (2 pack)

Activated Carbon - 120g is in essence charcoal. It's the reason you'll hear it called activated carbon. What makes it distinctive is the way it has been handled... Each piece of carbon is specially designed to ensure that it is filled with thousands of pores. To put it simply these pores absorb pollutants, making activated carbon a great chemical filtering medium. What are the specific pollutants? In aquariums, activated carbon is often employed to eliminate...
  • Chlorine and chloramines
  • Tannins, which discolor the water
  • Phenols that cause bad smells
  • Certain medicines
It is recommended to use a reliable filter for freshwater tanks, or reverse the osmosis (RO) to treat saltwater tanks in order to eliminate chlorine and chloramines in water changes. The place activated carbon truly shines is in cleaning your aquarium's water and eliminating unpleasant odors in your fish tank. The activated carbon filter is well-known because many modern filters already have a carbon filter. The ones that don't have it make the space to add the filter, should you want to. It is essential to know that once the pores of activated carbon get filled the carbon will no longer be able to keep any more contaminants from your aquarium. This is why it is necessary to change the activated carbon inside your filter.

When should you change Activated Carbon?

Since activated carbon binds to the compounds it removes it will eventually become saturated and cannot remove any additional contaminants. Thus, it should be replaced frequently. A minimum of once per month is generally sufficient. The longer interval between replacements is not harmful to the tank, however, the carbon will diminish its capacity to eliminate contaminants in the water. If you notice a yellowing in the water, or you smell an unpleasant odor from your tank, it's time to replace the activated carbon.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is hiring a professional necessary to set up a saltwater aquarium?

As a general rule, a larger custom aquarium might require installation by a professional. However, a kit from our online fish store is relatively affordable and beginner friendly. That means you should have no problem setting it up yourself.

Which saltwater aquarium fish should you choose when starting out?

Consider a yellow tang fish. This popular saltwater aquarium fish does a great job of coexisting with other types of fish you’ll find in our online fish store.

How does a saltwater aquarium differ from a freshwater one?

Saltwater aquariums require a bit more maintenance and monitoring than freshwater tanks. Different fish require different levels of salinity, pH tolerances, and temperature requirements. They also require specialized pumps, filters, and other equipment that can handle salt. We can guide you through everything you need to know to set up a healthy, thriving reef tank.

Do fish in a saltwater aquarium swim in a school?

That depends on the species. However, if it’s a fish that swims in a school in the wild, they’ll do the same in an aquarium. Some fish that swim in schools include the green and blue chromis, cardinalfish, and dartfish, for example. When ordering from an online fish store, make sure you do your research on how specific fish species behave to ensure they’ll school (or at least coexist) with your current fish.

Is the effort required to maintain a saltwater aquarium worth it?

Yes! Many aquarists dream of owning thriving saltwater aquariums. You have a tiny piece of the ocean in your home, featuring magical and exotic fish that can only survive in saltwater.