Activated carbon is carbon that has been treated in such a way that creates a large number of tiny pores, greatly increasing its surface area. This massive surface area allows it to adsorb a large volume of material, making it useful for removing pollutants from both air and water.


Carbon, or activated carbon, is used as a chemical filtration media. It helps to remove many organic and inorganic materials dissolved in tank water -- it keeps the aquarium water clear, and removes odours. Activated carbon works by using absorption and adsorption. Absorption is the process by which pollutants are trapped in the pores of the carbon (you can think of this process as a molecular-sized mechanical filter). Adsorption occurs because the carbon has a large surface area (with all the pores) and, therefore, many chemical bonding sites. Adsorption is the process by which pollutants are chemically bonded to these sites and trapped by the carbon.



Aquarium Activated Carbon Filter Media Pellets Chemicarb


  • 1 x 500g Activated Carbon
  • 1 x Mesh Bag
  • Helps keep your tank clear and healthy
  • Phosphate Free
  • Can be used in all kind of filters
  • Can be used in wet and dry environments
  • Suitable for Freshwater


Product Specification:

  • Product : Activated Carbon
  • Type : Pellet
  • Weight : 500g
  • Packaging : Bagged
  • Bag Type : Nylon Filter bag with zipper
  • Removes: Tannins, Chlorine, Chloramine, Dissolved Organic Matter, Medications
  • Life Expectancy : 6-8 Weeks
SKU 10195-500G
Barcode # 642889757950
Brand Aqua One
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.050m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Unit Of Measure ea
Assembled Length 0.100m
Assembled Height 0.100m
Assembled Width 0.050m

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