Product: Brightwell Aquatics Carbonit-P 500gr (activated carbon)
Classification: Active carbon into pellets.
Physical State: Pellets
Available Sizes: 500gr
General technical information:
Activated charcoal has a definition that encompasses a wide range of products derived from coal, wood or coconut, and subjected to a treatment (activation), which increases its porosity. Porosity and the average grain size of the material are related to the effectiveness in removing organic substances from water and steam. Contrary to the assertions by many producers of activated carbon, trace elements and trace elements are removed from any active carbon filtration with both active with the passive in the first case, the minor and trace elements are allowed to pass between the openings the pores and trapped. In the second case, these elements are linked by large organic molecules and then disposed of with these coal. For this reason, it is always necessary to incorporate trace elements and trace elements. Some aquarists constantly use coal in their baths, others prefer to deploy it only in special cases, such as an increase of organic substances or the use of medicines. There are positive arguments in favor of both methods of utilization, therefore, in cakes aquariums, which are not using a skimmer, you should always use coal, while in saltwater aquariums, you may want to use occasional.
- Activated charcoal of high quality.
- Has the physical and chemical properties that make it effective in both fresh water and sea. It combines a high selective absorbent power for organic substances present in a very low impact on PH.
- Helps to maintain good water quality by removing organic substances dissolved in it and then supporting the increase in the redox potential (ORP).
- Is characterized by high absorption capacity of organic (high atomic weight), low ash content, minimum level of dust and virtually irrivelabili phosphates (measured by laboratory tests for water analysis.)
- The average size of particles promotes an optimum flow and maximum efficiency and can be used in a filter or through a passive filtration.
Instructions and Guidelines:
Before first use, rinse in fresh hot coal. 500g Carbonit-P are sufficient to filter 1700 liters of water. The method of use of Carbonit-P determines the time of reaction with water and, consequently, the rate of removal of organic material. The higher the reaction time between the coal and water, the faster will be the process of neutralization. In any case, the use of a mechanical pre-filter can extend the effectiveness of coal. Carbonit-P, to be used more than once, should be removed before reaching the maximum time recommended for filtration. The aquarist can decide whether to use Carbonit-P 1 - 2 hours a day, every day for a month. When used in this way, Carbonit-P should be replaced at the end of each month. In aquariums with high levels of nutrients, the charcoal must be replaced every 24 hours of use. This period may be extended to 48 hours in aquariums with low values of nutrients.
Using a filter:
Put the charcoal in the filter, following the instructions of the manufacturer of the filter. Slow the rate of flow through the filter may be needed to get the most from coal
Put Carbonat-P in a free mesh filter bag with 800 and place the filter in a flow medium-slow. Invert the filter during use, may serve to move the coal particles and to increase the effectiveness of the method.
Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human use.