Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Filstar Activated Carbon from Pet Store is used in aquarium filters as a filtering media. Activated carbon is a very effective, and not to mention easy way to clean aquarium water. It dissolves harmful impurities in water, making it cleaner, clearer and safer for your pet fishes and other water creatures.
How does activated carbon work? Activated carbon absorbs impurities in water. It is a relatively simple process. Water impurities bind with the activated carbon particles by physical or chemical attraction. Solid particles are not the only thing that activated carbon absorb, odor is absorbed by this wonder absorbent as well. Impurities in water can poison the water or may result in chemical by-products if combined with disinfectants such as chlorine, causing some adverse reactions in the water.
Ideal for both fresh and saltwater aquariums, Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Filstar Activated Carbon takes away all impurities such as odors, colors and toxic wastes from the tank. It is so versatile; you can use it with virtually all aquarium filter cartridges. Ideal for canister filters, hang-on filters, wet/dry filters and other types of aquarium filters. Made by Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, Filstar Activated Carbon is guaranteed effective and high quality, without the expensive price tag.
Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Filstar Activated Carbon is a simple way to keep water impurities at bay.
Canister filter media designed to fit the FilStar XP. A high quality carbon for removal of dissolved organic wastes, foul odors and colors from fresh and saltwater.
Super Activated Carbon - for fresh and salt water:
The highest grade of activated carbon made especially for filtering aquarium water. It has 5 times the adsorptive power of standard charcoal. Super Activated Carbon removes dissolved organic waste that stresses tropical fish and discolors aquarium water.
- Manufactured specifically for aquarium use
- Removes dissolved organics, odors, colors, toxins, medications and much more
- Will not raise phosphate levels in the aquarium
- Will not affect pH
- Safe and effective for all types of aquariums, even sensitive reef systems
Directions for use in RENA® FilStar Filters:
Use Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Test Kits to monitor water quality weekly. Super Activated Carbon is designed for use with all Filstar filtration media.
- Remove Super Activated Carbon pouch from plastic bag.
- DO NOT open Super Activated Carbon pouch. One 285 g pouch should be used for every 55 U.S. gallons (208 L) of aquarium water.
- It is important to rinse Super Activated Carbon pouch under tap water to remove any dust. The rinse water does not have to run completely clear.
- Place filter pouch directly in FilStar filtration basket after (above) filter foams.
- Replace pouch every 1 to 3 months, depending on stocking density and water quality.
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Aquarium Pharmaceuticals® API FilStar Super Activated Carbon
Posted: 2/18/2014 from ALBRIGHTSVILLE, PA UNITED STAT
very good only one i use
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Posted: 3/28/2012 from CA UNITED STATES
I have a Rena FilStar xP3 on my turtle tank and only need to change this carbon every 3-4 weeks when using 1 packet. Turtles are notoriously messy, but this carbon keeps the water clear and odor-free with little effort. It's more expensive than bulk carbon, but it comes with the added convenience of being pre-measured in its' own filter sock.
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