This stuff is tiny, clean and works quickly By Anthony on 12/3/13Anthony would recommend this product to a friendThis stuff is tiny. I was surprised how tiny. It stayed in a filter sock fine, but it is really really really small. That said, it also worked really really really well. Within about 6 hours my water was perfectly clear.
Awesome Product! By Toby on 11/28/13Toby would recommend this product to a friendI decided to use this in a BRS reactor when I upgraded to my 200g reef tank. The water is crystal clear! My corals are open and doing great! I've seen on forums where folks bad mouth carbon, saying it removes good trace elements. I was therefor hesitant. Well, dont be! They dont know what theyre missing! No change in Calcium and Alk usage so I presume its not removing anything else either. As stated my Corals and Fish are very happy!
2 thumbs up! By JESSE on 11/28/13JESSE would recommend this product to a friendI've been reefing over 10+ years and used a lot of different carbon. I must say rox .8 works amazing, currently using it in my brs reactor and using brs gfo for several weeks now. Water clarity is crystal clear, zero smell, and corals look very happy and healthy. Very pleased with this product. Happy reefing!
Best carbon By Oscar on 11/26/13Oscar would recommend this product to a friendThis carbon absolutely make my tanks look crystal clear. I love to see all the nasty things thats collected in the reactor that the carbon has removed. wether its in my nano up to my 240 gallon this keeps my tank real clean. It's the only carbon i use in all 4 of my tanks. Thanks BRS for another great product.
Only carbon I will ever use By Alex on 11/25/13Alex would recommend this product to a friendMy water is so clear from this carbon it looks like the fish are floating in space.
works great By jim on 11/18/13jim would recommend this product to a friendUsing brs reactor and carbon works great.Very fast getting dust out.
Smells Like the Ocean By Jared on 11/15/13Jared would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this product for over 3 years, running it 24/7 changing out every 3-4 weeks. Its phenomenal, and is underestimated in its description. In my most recent tank setup I have used this media in a mesh bag (So it doesn't blow around:) in a life-reef filter cylinder, similar to the functionality in the reef octopus on this site (SKU: 205606) My open top tank literally smells like the ocean. a Little bit goes a long way. and on occasion I have let this product go 6 weeks without changing. Water clarity never drops.
Best carbon for the money By hans on 10/17/13hans would recommend this product to a friendI used to use Rowa, but this is the best bang for the buck. Use it in BRS reactor along with phosphate media, corals, fish and I love it.
Too small for my reactor By Robert on 9/23/13Robert would recommend this product to a friendI have an aquamax media reactor and this carbon is too fine. It goes through the strainer and ended up all over my tank. I'm sure it is a quality product, but it may not work with your reactor. I replaced it with some larger granules that a friend had(which was also BRS Brand) so that is what I'll get for next time
Awesome Product By Deadpool on 9/20/13Deadpool would recommend this product to a friendDefinitely get a funnel so you can pour it easily in the canister. Works great.
Love this stuff By Todd on 9/15/13Todd would recommend this product to a friendCarbon came well packed and worked great in the BRS reactor.
Fantastic - Reactor, Media Bag - you name it. By Stephen on 9/10/13Stephen would recommend this product to a friendI run this on my reef tank in a TLF 550 reactor, and every now and then I run it on my planted aquarium in a Fluval FX5 - i put it in a Sachem "The Bag" media bag for that. It works great.
The reviewer that had it blow out all over his tank was probably blasting water through his reactor so fast the Carbon wouldn't have worked well anyway. My reactor is inline after another 550 w/ High Density FO. The combo is magical.
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Previously Asked Questions
by Rick on October 28, 2013, @11:56 AM
What kind of carbon is recommended to run in a reactor
Bulk Reef Supply 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.
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.
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|Special Grade Bituminous||Lignite||Premium ROX 0.8|
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|Average Rinse Time in a Filter Sock||
|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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