BRS Bulk Premium ROX 0.8 Aquarium Carbon

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Why does BRS recommend this?


When it comes to carbon we are pretty picky and wouldn’t recommend any ordinary carbon.  The ROX carbon in our opinion is the best carbon on the market.  Only requiring half as much than most standard carbons it may cost a little more upfront however not needing as much makes it last much longer.  Also with its super low dust content rinsing is quick and doesn’t require much water at all.


BRS Bulk Premium ROX 0.8 Aquarium Carbon offers superior absorption, less dust and pristine water clarity. Typically used by pharmaceutical companies to create ultra-pure water. The wide variety of pore sizes makes it the best aquarium carbon available to remove yellowing pigments, contaminants and irritants from your tank.


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BRS Bulk Premium ROX 0.8 Carbon Specifications



  • Iodine Number: 1000 min.

  • Ball-Pan Hardness: 97 min.

  • Surface area (BET) m2/g: 1225

  • pH: Neutral

  • Food Chemicals Codex: Passes

  • Ash, Mass %: 3

  • Methylene blue absorption g/100g: 24

  • Washed with Hydrochloric Acid

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Why does BRS recommend this?

When it comes to carbon we are pretty picky and wouldn’t recommend any ordinary carbon.  The ROX carbon in our opinion is the best carbon on the market.  Only requiring half as much than most standard carbons it may cost a little more upfront however not needing as much makes it last much longer.  Also with its super low dust content rinsing is quick and doesn’t require much water at all.

BRS Bulk Premium ROX 0.8 Aquarium Carbon offers superior absorption, less dust and pristine water clarity. Typically used by pharmaceutical companies to create ultra-pure water. The wide variety of pore sizes makes it the best aquarium carbon available to remove yellowing pigments, contaminants and irritants from your tank.

Press "more" to see Carbon Comparison Chart

BRS Bulk Premium ROX 0.8 Carbon Specifications

  • Iodine Number: 1000 min.
  • Ball-Pan Hardness: 97 min.
  • Surface area (BET) m2/g: 1225
  • pH: Neutral
  • Food Chemicals Codex: Passes
  • Ash, Mass %: 3
  • Methylene blue absorption g/100g: 24
  • Washed with Hydrochloric Acid
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BRS Bulk Premium ROX 0.8 Aquarium Carbon

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How much carbon should I use? What's the carbon to gallon ratio for this carbon? Planning on putting it my my BRS dual reactor. Thanks!!
Question by: Robert on Feb 28, 2014 5:15:00 PM
Hey Robert,
With the ROX carbon it comes out to 1 tablespoon per 10g of water. Or if you want to do the math the easy way, use the reef calculator found at this link:
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/reef-calculator
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 28, 2014 5:15:00 PM
What should the rate of flow be in a reactor with carbon? Enough to barely tumble, no tumble, or other?
Question by: Kyle C on Jan 26, 2016 5:44:00 PM
Greta question!
The flow rate will vary however the flow is often around 300 GPH. The Carbon should be held in place with sponges and should not be allowed to tumble. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 3:33:00 PM
Would you ship to South Africa or do you have agents here?
regards
Question by: Brandon Lotz on Apr 18, 2016 2:39:00 AM
Hi there!
Thank you for your interest in Bulk Reef Supply. At the moment we are currently only able to ship to the US and Canada. For further information on our shipping policies please check out our shipping information located at http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/customer-center/customer-service/shipping-delivery
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 25, 2016 6:24:00 PM
I just got an old Red Sea Max 250 set up and running which is 65 gallons. I have a c-220 canister filter on it that normally takes 2-100gram carbon bags or just over 13 tablespoons. I see this carbon only recommends using 6.5 tablespoons for my size aquarium. Is it really that good that I can use half the amount as other brands?
Question by: Matt on Feb 2, 2016 5:20:00 PM
Great question!
Correct, the ROX 0.8 does have twice the performance as the standard Bituminous carbon used in many other aquarium products. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 24, 2016 4:44:00 PM
How long will the media brs GFO high capacity & Premium POX 0.8 carbon be changed?
Question by: wing on Jan 20, 2014 9:17:00 AM
Its best to change carbon every two weeks. GFO on the other hand will vary depending on the amount of phosphates in the water. No need to change it until its depleted. Typically this is 4-6 weeks assuming normal dosages and normal phosphate levels but the best thing to do is monitor your phosphates for an increase, and change the GFO when the phosphates begin to rise.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 20, 2014 9:17:00 AM
Which reactor do you recommend for the ROX 0.8 carbon? Do you have one that will compress it and keep it between filter pads where it can't escape to the tank?

Thanks,
David
Question by: David on Apr 4, 2014 6:01:00 PM
Hey David,
The standard BRS reactor I think is the best for the ROX carbon. Its filter pads are fine enough that the carbon stays inside of them. There are a lot of great reactors out there, but with most of the other ones you will need to custom cut some filter floss material to keep the carbon from going through the sponges as its quite small.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 4, 2014 6:01:00 PM
What kind of carbon is recommended to run in a reactor
Question by: Rick on Oct 28, 2013 11:56:00 AM
Hey Rick,
It really depends on the reactor. The ROX carbon is the best carbon we sell, but because of its small particle size its well suited to reactors whose sponges have large holes in them. For those types of reactors the lignite carbon will be the best bet as its still performs better then most carbons while being a larger particle size.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Oct 28, 2013 11:56:00 AM

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ROX 0.8 is a specialty carbon extruded into tiny, extremely hard pellets resulting in less dust and reducing the amount of fines released into the water. It features high numbers of large and small pores giving it all the advantages of both lignite and bituminous carbons. ROX 0.8 will make your water crystal clear faster with less material.

BRS purchases our carbon directly from the manufacturer so we can offer the best carbon at reasonable prices. While most companies claim their carbon is the best, our statement is backed with true science and real numbers. Carbon is not created equal. Different sizes, shapes, and materials will perform with drastically varying results.

 

Recommended Dosage: 1 tablespoon per 10 gallons, or use our Reef Calculator for hassle-free dosage recommendations.

 

Quick Compare - Carbon

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Removal of Dissolved Organic Compounds

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Average Rinse Time in a Filter Sock

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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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  • Highest surface area for carbon By Steeve on 4/24/2016

    Pelletized carbon is quite smaller than I expected when buying, but I think the surface area explain the effectivness of the media. I look forward to see my water crystal clear.
  • Great product By aaron on 4/22/2016

    Running this carbon for just a few hours my water is super clear now. Brs has some great videos that can help everyone out. That is how I leaned about this type of carbon. Thanks brs
  • Great product. By Mike on 4/22/2016

    Crystal clear water.
  • This stuff really speaks for itself. By Deez on 4/10/2016

    If your not a believer in this carbon you need to watch the comparison video brs put out on the different types of carbon and side by side visual tests for how each one performs and strength of pellets from dusting. Since I've been using rox I literally only need to run a reactor with carbon for five days a month and change media every third time and that is enough to keep yellow tint and stank away. It is well worth the cost which really isn't bad and by far pays for itself in quality and results. I'm just here to reassure you it does the same thing at your house as it does on that video!!;)
  • Clarity By CJ on 3/23/2016

    If you run carbon in your system, water clarity is unbeatable.
  • Great product By Anthony on 3/22/2016

    I have used many different carbon media over the years. This is the best one I have used. Very low amount of dust.
  • AWESOME STUFF By kingspeed on 3/9/2016

    Put some of this stuff in my new 180 gal bowfront, water was starting to get cloudy. Just rinsed it and dumped about 4 cups in a filter sock. 1 week later, crystal clear water. I wish I'd tried this stuff about 4 years ago. Gonna set up a reactor for my 100 gal tank. Fricking awesome stuff.
  • Good stuff By Pastelball on 3/7/2016

    It is really nice. Rinses really njce
  • Great Product! By Christopher on 3/7/2016

    Works for a long time, little to no dust. Will only by carbon from BRS!
  • Great carbon By Big J on 3/6/2016

    Love the ROX Carbon , I run it in a canister filter on my 210 mixed reef. It helps keep my tank crystal clear for about 8 weeks and what I really like is it needs very little rinsing . I will always use this over others in the future.
  • Awesome By Stingman on 3/2/2016

    This is the best carbon on the market bar none..... Be careful not to over do this product it will strip the water in a hurry.
  • Best Price Point By David on 2/23/2016

    BRS offer of three different carbon media choices is intelligently done. Although the ROX 0.8 costs a little more, it has longer efficacy, which equates to savings over the less expensive stuff. Can't always afford the best, so I often skipped over the ROX, going for the lignite. I then watched Ryan's video on their different carbons medias offered at BRS, did the math, and found that I would actually save a little. Again, a reactor is the way to go. Not only is more of the carbon utilized, but the ROX is small and may not work with most mesh media bags. For unsolicited advice, I would say to take advantage of the BRS calculator, instead of Kentucky windage, to determine the right amount to use. "If a little is good, then a lot is better," really doesn't apply here. You can't go wrong with ROX 0.8 .

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