Bulk Reef Supply

Bulk Large Particle Lignite Carbon

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Bulk Reef Supply Activated Lignite Carbon is a high quality carbon at an affordable price. This American made carbon will remove coloring, pollutants, and medications from the water.

Features and benefits:

  • Better performance then name brand carbons
  • Crystal clear water
  • A healthier tank
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BRS Activated Lignite Carbon comes in two particle sizes.

  • Large: Easier to use
  • Small: Slightly more effective than large


Instructions: We recommend 1 Tablespoon of BRS Large Particle Lignite Carbon per 8 Gallons of tank water either placed in a media bag, or reactor.

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  Special Grade Bituminous Lignite Premium ROX 0.8
BRS Recommended - - YES
Color Removal




Removal of Dissolved Organic Compounds




Pore Size



Small, Medium & Large

Overall Performance




Average Rinse Time in a Filter Sock

30 Seconds

2 Minutes

10 Seconds

Extractables Low Low

Ultra Low

Dust Low Most Ultra Low
Best Application Filter socks, Reactors and Equipment requiring large low dust media Reactors Filter socks and reactors capable of using small particle media
All of our carbons work well in the BRS reactor which is our suggested method of utilizing carbon in the aquarium.


Bulk Reef Supply Activated Carbon will outperform competing brands for less. The primary function of carbon is to remove color pigments, pollutants, and medications from an aquarium. Each has a larger molecule structure and requires a carbon with a pore size large enough to effectively remove them. Our Activated Lignite Carbon contains a high number of large pores capable of removing these molecules.


We purchase our carbon directly from the manufacturer so we can offer the best carbon at reasonable prices. While most companies claim their carbon is the best, our statement is backed with true science and real numbers.


Bulk Reef Supply Activated Lignite Carbon comes in small or large particals. Large particles are easier to work with, while the small particles will be slightly more efficient.


  • Lignite Carbon Specs
  • Molasses Decolorizing efficiency 85 MIN
  • Dust%  0.40 Max
  • Iodine Number 625
  • Surface Area M2/g 650
  • Total pore Volume mL/g 0.95
  • Washed with Hydrochloric Acid
  • Food Chemical Codex Passes


***Special Note*** Lignite carbon contains more dust because it is softer. Be gentle when rinsing and do not tumble the material in a reactor which will create more fines. Carbon is most effective at slow flow rates. For a harder carbon with low dust please try BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon.






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