- BRS Bulk Large Particle Lignite Aquarium Carbon
BRS Bulk Large Particle Lignite Carbon is a great option as a general water polisher and is very effective at removing yellowing pigments, contaminants and irritants from your tank. Both our Small and Large Particle Lignite carbon offer very good performance and are priced to be a great value. We purchase 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.
Features and benefits:
- Better performance then name brand carbons
- Crystal clear water
- A healthier tank
BRS Activated Lignite Carbon comes in two particle sizes.
- Small Particle has more surface area and is slightly more effective than Large Particle, but with more dust.
- Large Particle is has wider compatibility with different reactors and will clog more slowly.
BRS Lignite Carbon will outperform competing brands for less. The primary function of carbon is to remove color pigments, pollutants, and medications from an aquarium. Each these contaminants has a larger molecule structure and requires a carbon with a pore size large enough to effectively remove them. Our Lignite Carbon contains a high number of large pores capable of removing these molecules.
BRS Bulk Lignite Carbon Specifications
- Molasses Decolorizing efficiency 85 MIN
- Dust% 0.40 Max
- Iodine Number 625
- Surface Area M2/g 650
- Total pore Volume mL/g 0.95
- Washed with Hydrochloric Acid
- Food Chemical Codex: Passes
Instructions: We recommend 1 Tablespoon of BRS Large Particle Lignite Carbon per 8 Gallons of tank water either placed in a media bag, or reactor.
SPECIAL NOTE: Lignite carbon contains more dust because it is softer. Be gentle when rinsing and do not tumble the material in a reactor which will create more fines. Carbon is most effective at slow flow rates. For a harder carbon with low dust please try BRS Premium ROX 0.8 Carbon.
Different carbons are not created equal. Different sizes, shapes, and materials will perform with drastically varying results. Check out our Carbon Quick Compare Chart below before deciding on the best carbon for your saltwater system.
Quick Compare - Carbon
|Special Grade Bituminous||Lignite||Premium ROX 0.8|
|Removal of Dissolved Organic Compounds||
Small, Medium & Large
|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.|
Great product and price By Allen on 1/27/2020Allen would recommend this product to a friendGreat product and priced well. Clean and works great.
test review - please delete By brian prom on 4/2/2019brian prom would recommend this product to a friendthis is a test review - please delete
Great product By Paul on 10/30/2016Paul would recommend this product to a friendGreat product, I've been using it for over a year now
For lignite carbon - this stuff is extremely clean! By Jared on 5/10/2016Jared would recommend this product to a friendI purchased the large particle lignite carbon along with granular ferric oxide to use in my Phosban Reactor. To date, I've used other premium carbons such as chemipure and aquaristik, and I find the BRS lignite to be far cleaner in requiring less rinsing of fine particles before use. Very happy with this product.
the best By Russell on 4/13/2016Russell would recommend this product to a friendi have been using this for years and would not use anything but this
The best! By David on 12/18/2015David would recommend this product to a friendAlways my go to carbon. Not as harsh as ROX and very clean.
Great By Eddierg on 9/8/2015Eddierg would recommend this product to a friendThis is the best carbon I have purshased
Clears water fast By George on 9/3/2015George would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this after watching a video by BRS on Utube, I have a 90 gallon fresh water tank with a large piece of drift wood that releases a lot of tannins and this carbon cleared the water in less than 24 hours and kept it clear for over 3 weeks.
Great Stuff! By Joseph on 8/12/2015Joseph would recommend this product to a friendI used 5 Gallons of this Charcoal in mesh bags in my outdoor water feature. I put it in in May of 2011 and frankly forgot about it. I have a lot of leaf debris causing a build up of tannins, which causes that lovely Dr. Pepper Colored water. I thought this product was helping, I found out last month just how much when I removed the bags during clean out and did not replace them. The water is now dark brown and pretty ugly. Just ordered another 5 gallons. This stuff really helps the water color & clarity, better than regular charcoal.
works great By optimusdooche on 3/7/2015optimusdooche would recommend this product to a friendWorks great ,little dust and good price
Great product By G-Money on 2/12/2015G-Money would recommend this product to a friendI Have ben using this forever and i love it it works great.
Good Carbon By Keith on 2/2/2015Keith would recommend this product to a friendI like the Lignite large particle as it's not as aggressive as the ROX. Great price, I buy in bulk.
How long before 8tlbs become exhausted? Used in a reactor small bioload.
Check out the video we did on this exact topic, in the link below!
Hello, I'm in need of some carbon and Gfo. I have a 400 gallon system with a 285 gallon display tank. I'm relatively new to the hobby so I was liking for some guidance. I lost a nice bet of fish over the winter for not having the proper heating in my tank (even though I live in south Florida my tank is in the garage and built into the wall) I was having an algae prob so I bought 2 reef octopus media reactors and pumps. Just looking for the right bro and carbon for my system. It's a reef and fish tank. My corals are now suffering as well for some reason even though I only have 3 small fish in the tank. Thank you for your guidance.
Carbon can help to eliminate toxins and color from the water, GFO will help to reduce phosphates. I have included a few links below to good media as well as the calculator to find out how much of each.
How much of this carbon should be used in a reef tank? Is one cup per 50 gallons sufficient? Is changing out the carbon once a month a proper schedule?
How much carbon to use depends on the particular carbon (and obviously tank size as you mention). The easiest way to figure it out with any of our carbon/gfo is to use the handy dandy reef calculator linked below (In the case of the lignite carbon it will tell you to use about 1/2 cup of carbon per 50g).
How many cups in one gallon of the lignite carbon?
There are 16 cups in a gallon.