Any aquarium needs a good filtration system so that fish
, reefs and plants can live longer. For first-line filtration, carbon filters are often used. Carbon is an effective material for removing impurities and contaminants in the water through the process of chemical adsorption. Not to be confused with absorption, adsorption takes place when the molecules and atoms of a matter (whether liquid, gas or dissolved solid) sticks to the surface of the adsorbent. Carbon is a great natural adsorbent.
The Tom Aquatics Activated Carbon Pillow with Cloth Carbon for Rapids Pro Series PS3 and PS4 from Pet Store
is a carbon filter made of pure and clean activated carbon. It has 100% activation rate which means it has a very high adsorption capacity for odorous gases and organic compounds. This cloth attracts and holds harmful chemicals when water goes through it. The cloth is very porous, too, to improving its adsorption capacities even further.
The Tom Aquatics Activated Carbon Pillow with Cloth Carbon for Rapids Pro Series PS3 and PS4 is best used with the Rapids series of filters. It effectively polishes the water, removes unwanted odors and filters out harmful wastes and chemicals. The result is very clear and clean water that is not prone to discoloration and contamination.
Pros Series Cloth Carbon is cleaner and purer than other traditional forms of acitvated carbon but still retains 100% activation which gives it the same high capacity for adsorption of organic compounds and other odorous gases. Pro Series Cloth Carbon works by attracting and holding certain harmful chemicals as the aquarium water passes through it. Since Cloth Carbon is a highly porous material, it has an extremely high surface area for contaminant adsorption. Most effective in removing organic contaminants from the water. Faster adsorption kinetics.