When it comes to cleaning up your aquarium water
, it is easy to think that the majority of the threats to your fish and plant life are visible. This is not true. The greatest threat to your aquarium water's health is invincible. It is the dissolved chemicals in the water that threaten to make it a toxic stew. There are ways to filter this material out. The most common is through the use of chemical filters. These chemical filters usually involve activated carbon. When your filter runs a large amount of water through a small plastic cylinder, it concentrates the water and passes it through some sort of container that has activated carbon in it.
Activated carbon uses an ion system to grab the toxic chemical's molecules from the water. This has the effect of cleaning the toxic elements from your aquarium water. Activated carbon is so effective that a large majority of the aquarium filters use this material. However, if you are looking for a more powerful way to remove acid, toxic metals, silicates and phosphates from your water, try Seachem Seagel from Pet Store
This is an enhanced capacity carbon filtration media that enhances the organic and color removal from the water. Also it includes a PhosGuard which does the removal of acid, toxic metals, silicates and phosphates. Working together, Seachem Seagel covers you against toxic buildup from organic and inorganic sources. Try a bottle today and be on your way to cleaner and healthier aquarium water.
SeaChem SeaGel is an efficient blend of MatrixCarbon and PhosGuard. SeaGel removes organic and color impurities, phosphates, silicates, toxic metals and acids. Both components are bead shaped for optimum water flow characteristics. SeaGel is ideal for reef and marine aquarium use, particularly for algae control. It may also be used in freshwater that is not phosphate buffered. A 1000 mL bottle will treat 160-240 gallons for 3 to 4 months. Marine or freshwater use.