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Two Little Fishies Hydrocarbon
Designed specifically for better purification of water, the Two Little Fishes Hydrocarbon is granular activated carbon. An ideal choice for all kinds of aquariums, it is very effective in removing dissolved organic compounds that cause tanks water to become yellow. These granules are extremely porous and are of optimum size which makes them ideal for using in high capacity filters. This ensures high flow of water at a minimal backpressure. In addition to this, the granules do not leach phosphate, which ensures that the water remains free of any harmful substances that can affect fish life. These granules come in 1 liter and 4 liter sizes to meet different aquarium requirements.
Use approximately 250 ml (1/2 cup) of HydroCarbon 2 per 50 gallons. Entire contents will effectively treat 400 gallons. Pour the required quantity into a polyester or nylon filter bag. Carry the dry bag of HydroCarbon 2 outdoors and also bring a container partially filled with tap water that will be used to rinse it. When outside, immerse the closed bag into the container of water. The porous carbon sizzles a sit becomes hydrated, and carbon dust is released into the air and rinsing water. Do not breathe the dust! Shake the bag underwater and lift and immerse it again repeatedly in order to wash out most of the fine dust. The black water produced is safe to pour down a drain, or into the soil outdoors. Locating the HydroCarbon: For the most rapid removal of water staining organic and other pollutants, place the bag of pre-rinsed HydroCarbon 2 in a filter chamber where water flow is directed through it. Use filter floss before the bag to trap fine particulate matter that could clog the bag. May be used without a filter bag in external powerfilters by installing filter floss above and beneath the carbon to retain it. Important: When it is being used in a high-flow filter chamber, be sure to close the bag so that the carbon is kept tightly packed. This will prevent the granules from tumbling, which could liberate carbon dust into the water. HydroCarbon 2 can also be used passively, without filter floss, by locating it in a filter chamber in such a way that water flows over and through the bag but is not forced through it exclusively. Continuous use in this passive manner still effectively prevents the accumulation of yellowing substances, keeping the water sparkling crystal clear. Replace with new HydroCarbon 2 as needed to maintain the colorless water. Normally effective for several months.
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