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

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
Will this work for freshwater? I'm sure it will because it's just crabon but I need to make sure.
Question by: Sean on May 11, 2016 7:29:00 PM
Great question!
This will work perfect for freshwater! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 12, 2016 2:55:00 PM
What does Rox.8 remove from the water? Thank you in advance
Question by: Patrick on Aug 14, 2016 7:19:00 PM
Great question! Take a look at this video of ours on YouTube, where we answer that and much more! ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP5Vu6OvLOI
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Aug 16, 2016 6:53:00 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
Can I run GFO and ROX Carbon in one delux reactor and biopellets in another seperate reactor? Or is it advised to only run one phosphate removing media at a time?
Question by: Jose on May 17, 2016 9:53:00 AM
Great question!
We do not recommend running bio pellets in conjunction for tow reasons. The pellets will clog and release waste film which will clog the system in addition of GFO not needing to be run with pellets as the pellets do require a small amount of phosphate to perform correctly.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 18, 2016 2:23:00 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
Do you know how many cups of ROX 0.8 are in the 1/4 gallon container?
Thank you.
Question by: MICHAEL DONLEY on Jun 1, 2016 12:26:00 PM
Great question!
There will be 4 cups per 1/4 gallon.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 2, 2016 12:25:00 PM
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

Full Details

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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BRS Recommended - - YES
Color Removal

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Removal of Dissolved Organic Compounds

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Average Rinse Time in a Filter Sock

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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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  • Great Carbon...... By vincent on 2/21/2017

    BRS Rox is the best, very clean carbon
  • Keeps floating on the top By Sam on 2/9/2017

    Ithey are too small and large amount just floats around on the top, sometimes leaking out of the phosban reactor. I prefer the other brand of GAC from BRS which is only slightly bigger, just as clean and stays submerged...making it much easier to change and work with
  • Best stuff ever By Snorkel on 2/5/2017

    I put 8 tablespoons in a filter bag and placed in my susnsun 403 and 24 hours later water is CRYSTAL clear, I noticed it getting clear in just a few hours.
  • Great product! By Stephane on 12/16/2016

    I've been using the lower quality version and i must say, the difference in price is worth it. Ill be ordering more when i deplete my current supply!
  • Very high surface area By Anibal on 12/16/2016

    Very efficient in removing impurities due to its small particle size and very high surface area.
  • Great stuff By Wiz on 12/15/2016

    Working great. And so light and easily used.
  • Great By Steven on 12/13/2016

    Only carbon I would use, fresh or Marine.
  • Great carbon By Jeff on 11/27/2016

    I'm still pretty new to the hobby so I haven't used many different products. I used this carbon after reading all the positive reviews and they were right. Works really well and is low dust so it's easy to use as well.
  • Great product and value By Xavier on 11/24/2016

    Almost no dust, great performance and value.
  • Best Carbon Available By KenM on 11/3/2016

    I have to say, at first I wasn't sure if it really could be "that much better"... but after using this for about a month, I have to say it made the water clearer than the old dusty carbon I used to use. This will always be running in my reactor going forward!
  • Pricey, but worth it IMO. By Ski on 9/27/2016

    Starting using this carbon due to wanting to run a smaller reactor. Made the switch from lignite. Couldn't be happier. No dust and rinses clean almost immediately.
  • Great Product By Rick on 9/10/2016

    Works as advertised...low fines...doesn't clump...keeps the water clear and clean!