Why does BRS recommend this?
When it comes to filter 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 as most standard carbons. It may cost a little more upfront, however being able to use less and see faster and better results more thanmakes up for this. 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.
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
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.
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|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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Our ROX carbon is steam activated and acid washed with hydrochloric acid and not phosphoric acid so there is no danger of it leaching phosphates into the water.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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There will be 4 cups per 1/4 gallon.
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.
This will work perfect for freshwater! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
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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!
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!
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.
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:
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.