General-purpose bulk chemical filter media at a great price. API ACTIVATED FILTER CARBON is a smart, economical choice in keeping aquarium maintenance simple and under budget. Special blend of highly activated carbon removes a wide variety of pollutants for clean, clear aquarium water. Use API ACTIVATED FILTER CARBON when setting up a new aquarium or in established aquariums to improve water clarity, remove dissolved organic waste, colors, odors or medications.
Place in filter inside media basket or in a filter media bag for convenient use. For freshwater, saltwater, and reef aquariums. May also be used in ornamental ponds.
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When to Use
Use API ACTIVATED FILTER CARBON when setting up a new aquarium or in established aquariums to improve water clarity, remove dissolved organic waste, colors, odors or medications. For freshwater, saltwater, and reef aquariums. May also be used in ornamental ponds.
Use 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) API ACTIVATED FILTER CARBON for each 10 US gallons of aquarium water or pond water.
- Rinse thoroughly under cool tap water to remove any loose dust. NOTE: API ACTIVATED FILTER CARBON does not need to rinse clear.
- Place in filter inside filter cartridge or in a filter media bag. Follow filter manufacturer's instructions.
- Replace every 4 weeks, or sooner for heavily stocked aquariums, or when odors and colors are detected.
For the combined benefits of improved water clarity and ammonia removal, use API AMMO CARB(R), a convenient dual-purpose filter media comprised of activated filter carbon and a natural ammonia-removing mineral. When changing water or adding fish, use API STRESS COAT(R) to remove chlorine and chloramine to reduce fish stress.
About Mars Fishcare API Aquarium Pharmaceuticals
For over 50 years, API has been a leader in the Aquatics industry developing and perfecting products and solutions for indoor aquariums. API's family of products includes treatments, testing, nutrition, and equipment and pond products.
The research and development scientists at API have pioneered scientific studies on aquarium treatments that have led to significant advances in the care of ornamental fish. This work has garnered over 25 global patents for breakthrough innovations in the aquatic industry.
API continues to look for ways to improve the fishkeeping experience for everyone. API recently developed the Easy Care Guide for a simple way to care for your aquarium. Easy to follow symbols help correlate in store products with at home care. These steps will show you how to simplify aquarium care so you can spend more time enjoying the beauty of your aquarium.