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:
https://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 https://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

 Special Grade BituminousLignitePremium ROX 0.8
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Color Removal

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Removal of Dissolved Organic Compounds

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Pore Size

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Small, Medium & Large

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Average Rinse Time in a Filter Sock

30 Seconds

2 Minutes

10 Seconds

Extractables Low Low

Ultra Low

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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  • Seriously By Jerry on 9/9/2017

    There are a few very good carbons out there. This product is right up with the best of them. Price is right, and it does the job the way I want. If your serious about your reef tank, use this product. It works and works well.
  • Outstanding. By Ursan on 8/24/2017

    I've been using carbon for over three decades, Never before have I used something that truly lives up to its own claim.

    Using this in a home made reactor, it cleaned up my water to nearly crystal clarity. It's been 2 days and the water quality just keeps improving.

    In my 110x tank, I used about 500cc of this product in a home made reactor driven with a Maxi-Jet 1200.. My water went from a gentle tannin brown with a slight haze to completely colorless and polished. Not even my Marineland polisher did this good a job. Running the blue lamps at night yields nearly zero haze.

    I'm completely sold. I'll never go back again.
  • product works well By mike on 8/22/2017

    i use the product in a BRS REACTOR. IT IS SIMPLE TO USE AND WORKS WELL
  • Best Carbon I Have Used By Alayah on 7/13/2017

    Really easy to use in my BRS Dual Reactor, and was really quick to rise out in a matter of seconds and have had absolutely no dust. Water is crystal clear on my 150G and didn't have to use as much as I thought with my previous carbons.
  • great product By Bob_M on 7/5/2017

    From the low dust and ease of use to the longevity of your carbon I feel that it is superior to others in the field.
  • best value By Bruce on 7/2/2017

    BRS TV testing methods and results were credible and personal results fell in line with them. Love the low dust and the great performance. The higher capacity/better performance far outweighs the higher cost.
  • Loving it By Floodpants on 6/26/2017

    I really like how this has low dusty fines, and doesn't take as long to rinse. Since it takes less product than other carbons, I'm able to run this in the brs mini reactor.
  • Best carbon I've tried By Tim on 5/31/2017

    Low dust,rinsed easily, excellent water clarity
  • Good stuff By City Reefer on 5/5/2017

    The Rox 0.8 carbon is the answer! Good stuff. Don't waste your time or money buying any other carbon. It lasts a long time and unlike other carbons, this stuff actually does what it's supposed to do and it does it exceedingly well.
  • The best! By George on 5/4/2017

    By far the best carbon to use! This is all I have used in my fish tanks for years
  • Absolute Perfection! By ELLE on 5/4/2017

    This product is hands down the best quality carbon ice ever purchased. Worth every single solitary penny.
  • IMPRESSED By Bill on 5/2/2017

    A first-time user. This carbon rinses easier than any I have previously used. Water is noticeably clearer. A bonus is that you can use a lesser quantity which offsets the cost.