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Chemical Filtration Media
Super Activated Carbon, 19oz by Fritz
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Not all carbons on the market today are equal. Fritz Super Activated carbon is the best carbon on the market today.
Carbon is supposed to remove these toxic chemicals. But not all carbons are the same.
Some companies offer you a powdered carbon compacted into dense pellets with low pore space, and therefore low adsorptive capacity. It has a very short active life; the directions tell you to remove it after as little as 3 days! You’re paying more for a brand name than the ability of the carbon.
Other companies offer little balls that are made up of carbon dust, tightly compacted into little beads. The problem? The pores are too small, and they clog fast. The carbon only works for a short time, and then the water flows around it.
Other companies offer you a product made up of peat and lignite. This material has very few pores, and the pores it has are very large (macropores). This carbon provides much less total surface area, so it removes less discoloration (caused by phenols). It’s also slow to adsorb organics and is more likely to re-release toxic chemical compounds into your tank. It actually removes and holds more trace elements than anything else- but you need those to stay in the tank in order for your fish to stay healthy and your corals to survive! Worst of all, it can directly cause pH problems.
Some brands put cheap, gray clinoptilolite-based rock that is not in the carbon family at all in with their carbon. It is quickly clogged by toxins and trace elements. This loses up to 50% of its effectiveness in saltwater. It can take up to 400% more of this mixture to have the same effective adsorption of pure bituminous carbon.
Only Fritz offers you a blend of two forms of specially processed bituminous carbon with millions of macro & micropore structures in one package. The shiny, larger pieces were chosen for their ability to adsorb tannins (discoloration from organic substances like fish waste), dyes (from medications and foods), phenols (toxic compounds produced by algae and fish waste), dissolved organics and odor. The softer, dull black chunks were scientifically proven to be better than any other on the market at removing inorganic toxic chemicals. The mixture is perfect for quickly and permanently removing all toxic, unwanted water contaminants. Both carbons are fast acting & long lasting, with a 3-4 week active life. Virtually-zero ash ensures that pH will never be effected.
19oz, Treats 380 gallons
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