Precautions for the use of activated carbons

1. Clean and remove dust before use, otherwise these black dust may temporarily affect the cleanliness of water quality. However, it is not recommended to wash it directly with fresh tap water, because once the porous activated carbon absorbs a large amount of chlorine and bleach in the tap water, it will damage the water quality when it is placed in the filter for use. I believe I don't need to say more. Remember to rinse the activated carbon with clean water about 4 times before putting it in the water to remove the activated carbons ash, so as not to stain the water tank and fish. Communicate with each other. The use of activated carbons can remove the fishy smell.

2. It is impossible to clean the clogged debris in the porous pores of activated carbons by simple cleaning in ordinary times. Therefore, the activated carbons must be replaced regularly to prevent the activated carbon from losing its effectiveness due to "saturation of adsorption". And the timing of the replacement is best not to wait for it to fail before replacing it, so as to ensure that the activated carbon can continuously remove the harmful substances in the water quality of the aquarium. It is recommended to replace it 1-2 times a month!
3. The efficiency of activated carbons to treat water quality is related to its treatment dosage, usually "the effect of treating water quality with more dosage is relatively good."
4. After the quantitative activated carbons is used, you should always observe the changes in water quality in the initial stage of use, and pay attention to the observation results, as the basis for judging the time for the replacement of activated carbons after failure.
5. When using medicines to treat fish diseases, the activated carbon should be temporarily taken out and the use should be suspended. In order to prevent the drug from being adsorbed by activated carbon and reducing the therapeutic effect.

The efficiency of activated carbons depends on many factors. The shorter the aquarium installation time, the more frequent the replacement of activated carbon (about once a month). The longer the aquarium installation time, the more effective the activated carbon is in the aquarium. The longer it takes (about four months or more).