View Full Version : lignite carbon now in stock : )
05/30/2007, 05:39 PM
better than 90% of the carbon in the hobby and cheaper : )
05/30/2007, 10:45 PM
What's the difference in this carbon and the ROX 0.8 Premium Carbon that cost a lot more?
05/31/2007, 06:34 AM
currently there are two carbons available to the market, bituminous and lignite.
most of the aquarium carbons out there are made from bituminous coal which is an excellent carbon for other applications but not suited very well for aquarium use because the average pore size is so small.
Lignite carbon is much better suited for the aquarium application because it has a larger average pore size that the typical aquarium pollutants fit into better. The only down side is it is a bit softer so it will have bit more dust and need "a tiny bit" more wincing before using it.
The ROX 0.8 is a peat carbon. Peat carbon has the advantages of both the lignite and the bituminous carbons . It maintains an extremely high count of both small and large pores , a large surface area and it is harder than both of them . Because it is harder it will be less dusty and it will loose less material into the tank to water abrasion. I don't think there is a carbon that is better suited for our application. The reason you don't see everyone stocking it is the cost. after , marketing, packaging , distributors and retail markup it would cost so much that no one would buy it . We are able to offer it direct to the consumer at prices very similar to what the other companies charge for their lower grade carbons : )
05/31/2007, 12:52 PM
Would it make much difference which is used in a Phosban reactor? Because the Lignite is rock shaped and the ROX 0.8 stick shaped...
05/31/2007, 02:06 PM
both would work just fine .
We recommend all carbon be used with a canister or something like the reactor you have. Putting it in a filter sock and throwing it in the sump is really inefficient .
05/31/2007, 02:41 PM
Okay thanks! Placing order now. :)
05/31/2007, 07:31 PM
06/09/2007, 02:40 PM
Okay next question. How much do I use in my Phosban for about 100 gallons?
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