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Two Little Fishies Hydrocarbon 2 Granulated Activated Carbon 1 L
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Two Little Fishies Hydrocarbon 2 Granulated Activated Carbon 1 L

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Don't you wish that there was a simple way that you can filter the water on your tank without purchasing and installing numerous maintenance devices? If so, then the Two Little Fishies Hydrocarbon 2 Granulated Activated Carbon fro...
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Part #: HC2A

Don't you wish that there was a simple way that you can filter the water on your tank without purchasing and installing numerous maintenance devices? If so, then the Two Little Fishies Hydrocarbon 2 Granulated Activated Carbon from Pet Store is the best choice for you. This product is available in a one-liter bucket, which can last use for a long time. This is very simple to use. All you need to do is drop a couple of pieces into the liquid, and you're done for the entire day. This is an ideal substitute for chemicals and substances that promise to purify the environment of your fish, as well.

The main ingredient that is used to create this product is known as activated carbon, which is an excellent filtration agent. It is popular for its property of absorbing impurities, specifically in the water. In this case, this promises to remove the solid debris from your tank, which could be giving your fish stress. The merchandise comes in the form of tiny granules, which you can easily disguise as undergravel. It is not made with any form of toxins, which could pollute the water further.

With the Two Little Fishies Hydrocarbon 2 Granulated Activated Carbon, you can be sure that your tank water is being cleaned effectively and subtly.

TwoLittleFishies HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. is a granulated activated carbon designed specifically for the purification of water. It is manufactured by steam activation and acid washing of a special Lignite material under carefully controlled conditions to produce an activated carbon most suitable for aquariums. Since it is extremely porous and positively does not leach phosphates that can stimulate the growth of algae. It has a very low ash content and therefore hardly affects pH. HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. has a wide range of pore sizes and large pore volume that provide a rapid adsorption rate plus a high capacity for dissolved organic compounds. It has the highest capacity for removing water-yellowing tannic and humic compounds of any commercial water activated carbon, and adsorbs both large and small molecular pollutants, including defensive substances released into the water by soft and stony corals. The macroporous structure of HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. also affords a high ability to resist clogging that can interfere with the adsorption of dissolved organic substances. The granules are the optimum uniform size for use in high capacity filters, allowing even-flow of water at high velocity with minimal back pressure. HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. has a long useful life. After months of use it also becomes a very active biological filtration community full of beneficial bacteria and microorganisms. It can thus be used as a biological nitrification, denitrification media, or to seed new aquariums with active bacteria cultures.

Use approximately 250 ml (1/2 cup) of HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. per 50 gallons. Entire contents will effectively treat 200 gallons. Pour the required quantity into a polyester or nylon filter bag. Carry the dry bag of HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. outdoors and also bring a container partially filled with tap water that will be used to rinse it. When outside, immerse the closed bag into the container of water. The porous carbon sizzles a sit becomes hydrated, and carbon dust is released into the air and rinsing water. Do not breathe the dust! Shake the bag underwater and lift and immerse it again repeatedly in order to wash out most of the fine dust. The black water produced is safe to pour down a drain, or into the soil outdoors.

Locating the HydroCarbon:
For the most rapid removal of water staining organic and other pollutants, place the bag of pre-rinsed HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. in a filter chamber where water flow is directed through it. Use filter floss before the bag to trap fine particulate matter that could clog the bag. May be used without a filter bag in external powerfilters by installing filter floss above and beneath the carbon to retain it. Important: When it is being used in a high-flow filter chamber, be sure to close the bag so that the carbon is kept tightly packed. This will prevent the granules from tumbling, which could liberate carbon dust into the water. HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. can also be used passively, without filter floss, by locating it in a filter chamber in such a way that water flows over and through the bag but is not forced through it exclusively. Continuous use in this passive manner still effectively prevents the accumulation of yellowing substances, keeping the water sparkling crystal clear. Replace with new HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. as needed to maintain the colorless water. Normally effective for several months.

Keep this container tightly closed to prevent air pollution from being adsorbed. Do not use HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. when medicating the aquarium. Can be used to remove medications from the water when treatment is complete, but should be discarded afterwards.

HydroCarbon 2 G.A.C. effectively removes ozone when located at the water stream exiting an ozone contact chamber such as a protein skimmer or oxygen reactor. When used for this purpose it should be changed once per month
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Works Well! Product Review by Rizano (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: I would like to start by saying I do not have any issues with dust as others have mentioned, and I have been using this product for more than a year already. This is why. I use the Two Little Fishes Phosban reactor. I fill the reactor to around 80%. Now here's the key. Instead of only adding the sponge at the top of the reactor, I add the sponge and then add a 1 inch layer of filter floss over the sponge. When water passes through the reactor, some dust is stopped by the sponge at the top, and the rest is stopped by the filter floss, so only clean water ends up coming out of the hose. So I do not wash the carbon at all, I see no residue in my sump or my display tank. I change the carbon monthly and it's painless because I do not need to wash the carbon. Try this and you will see. Another important note. Water should pass through the reactor very slow. If you crank up the power then of course dust will get into the tank. Anyway, no issues with phosphates and the water is crystal clear. No issues with any of the corals or fish either from using the carbon 24x7.

Best Ever Product Review by kenneth hickey (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: Product is the only carbon that does not place back pressure on my pump and does not leach Phosphates.

Very Good Product Product Review by C. Covington (Posted on 6/29/13)

Comments: Does what its supposed to. Has that satisfying 'snap crackle pop' when you rinse it off! Keeps my 100G FOWLR water crystal clear. Recommended.

HydroCarbon Product Review by PORFIRIO ROBLES GIL (Posted on 10/11/11)

Comments: It's an excellent product, work very well

Hydro-Carbon Product Review by TRAVIS FICK (Posted on 6/14/11)

Comments: This keeps my water crystal clear. The only downside is that you have to wash it allot in order to get it clean. Otherwise all of the dust will deposit in your tank.

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