Activated Carbon is recommended with many different systems of reef keeping, and Triton is no different. The physical properties of carbon allow it to absorb pollutants, along with other odor and color causing impurities in the water column. The high-grade carbon has a very low dust content and rinses quickly.
Triton Activated Carbon should be rinsed in RODI water before use to remove any fines and loose particles before use. Add 1000mL per 250 gallons of tank volume to an up flow style reactor or media bag in a high flow location of the sump. In a reactor, the carbon should not be allowed to tumble or move. Carbon should be removed and replaced every 4-6 weeks or as necessary.
Carbon on average has a lifespan of 2-4 weeks and depending on the number of impurities being removed. If you notice discoloration of the water or any odors, that is a good sign that your carbon is exhausted and should be changed. We recommend changing carbon before any discoloration or odor is observed.
Want to learn more about the Triton System?
A Guide to the Triton Method - This guide was made to give you the necessary information on how to use the Triton Method.
Triton Method Beginners Guide - A high-level overview of what the Triton system is and how to implement it.
The Triton Method Full Guide - The full guide for how to set up an aquarium system for the Triton Method with the science and principles behind it.
The Unofficial Triton Method For Dummies - A guide by hobbyist focused on simplifying the Triton Method