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Bulk Bituminous Carbon

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Bituminous carbon is the most commonly used carbon in the aquarium industry. The small pore structure results in medium performance combined with low dust and price. Removes yellowing, pigments, contaminants and irritants from your tank. Great low-cost alternative to our other aquarium carbons.

BRS Bulk Bituminous Carbon Specifications:

  • Iodine Number: 1000
  • Mesh Size: 6 x 10
  • Hardness Number: 90


Instructions: We recommend 1 Tablespoon of BRS Special Grade Bituminous Carbon per 4 Gallons of tank water either placed in a media bag, or reactor.


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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.




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