BRS Bulk Bituminous Aquarium Carbon

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Bituminous carbon is the most commonly used carbon in the aquarium industry. The small pore structure results in medium performance combined with low dust and price. Removes yellowing, pigments, contaminants and irritants from your tank. Great low-cost alternative to our other aquarium carbons.


BRS Bulk Bituminous Carbon Specifications:


  • Iodine Number: 1000

  • Mesh Size: 6 x 10

  • Hardness Number: 90

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Bituminous carbon is the most commonly used carbon in the aquarium industry. The small pore structure results in medium performance combined with low dust and price. Removes yellowing, pigments, contaminants and irritants from your tank. Great low-cost alternative to our other aquarium carbons.

BRS Bulk Bituminous Carbon Specifications:

  • Iodine Number: 1000
  • Mesh Size: 6 x 10
  • Hardness Number: 90

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BRS Bulk Bituminous Aquarium Carbon

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Does this product come with a mesh bag to go in a high flow area instead of a reactor?

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Question by: robert14 on Jan 17, 2014 8:11:00 PM
Hi Robert,
This is just the bulk carbon. If your deciding to just use a filter sock that would be purchased separately and your best bet would be the 4x8 mesh drawstring filter sock which you can find at the link below.
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/catalog/product/view/id/1762/
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 17, 2014 8:11:00 PM
Can any carbon be used for a freshwater tank? and if not which ones can if there is a diffrence? can I use this carbon for my 150 gallon fw tank with oscars a severum and earth eater ciclids?
Question by: jacob on Jun 20, 2016 8:06:00 PM
Absolutely all carbon will work with fresh water tanks, the difference is amount which will need to be used according to our aquarium calculator.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 21, 2016 12:38:00 PM
How many lbs is in a gallon of special grade bituminous carbon?
Thank you,
Helen
Question by: Helen on Jan 27, 2015 11:27:00 AM
Great Question Helen! There will be 3lbs. of carbon in a 1 gallon container.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 27, 2015 11:27:00 AM

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Instructions: We recommend 1 Tablespoon of BRS Special Grade Bituminous Carbon per 4 Gallons of tank water either placed in a media bag, or reactor.

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Color Removal

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Removal of Dissolved Organic Compounds

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Pore Size

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Average Rinse Time in a Filter Sock

30 Seconds

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Extractables Low Low

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Dust Low Most Ultra Low
Best Application Filter socks, Reactors and Equipment requiring large low dust media Reactors Filter socks and reactors capable of using small particle media
All of our carbons work well in the BRS reactor which is our suggested method of utilizing carbon in the aquarium.

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  • good value By DrZoidburg on 9/13/2016

    I like to mix this with lignite, and gfo in my reactor. This covers a good range of pore sizes and chemical filtration.
  • Carbon By Dit on 6/1/2016

    Good stuff, I'd say it's hard to mess it up.
  • Great product By Silkyslim on 4/24/2016

    Along with the BRS gfo/carbon reactor great crystal clear water.
  • Hard & Strong, No Dust! By Cave Man on 3/7/2016

    Best value for carbon. It cleared up my tank in 1 day sitting at the bottom of my sump in a bag. I imagine that in a reactor it will work that much better. Also comes in a good storage container.
  • Great Product. By Robert on 2/24/2016

    Great product, I’ve used others before but this product is the best with less carbon dust!
  • Surprised! Satisfied beyond expectations. By pastadurro on 1/11/2016

    Was worried about preserving the bulk reserves. The 5 gallon bucket is top notch. Package quality has me anxious to run out of carbon to have the bucket for other uses. The carbon is also tops. Far less powder fines than expected. Great coarseness and porosity. Quickly gave clear water quality.
  • Great Product By Ryan on 9/14/2015

    This carbon can't be beat for the price. Brs has a great video comparing all of their bulk carbons and this one suits my needs just fine. My water is crystal clear and it took the odor away.
  • product works very well - reasonibleprice By Wjilly on 7/24/2015

    I like the product a lot.
    the price is pretty good.
    It seems to work very good in my reactor
  • Best bang for the buck! By Ron on 6/29/2015

    Best bang for the buck! As always BRS doesnt disappoint!
  • Perfect for reactor By Melody on 3/29/2015

    I bought this for my carbon reactor. It helped clear my sand debris while I was setting up my tank. I already changed it once, and it rinses clear pretty quick.
  • Works as Expected By Russell on 3/4/2015

    Like the grain size and works well in the BRS reactor.
  • Nice and easy By Kovdad on 1/3/2015

    This carbon seems to be working fine would use again