What You Need To Know About Cobalt Aquatics Filter Media
What It Does
Who Needs It
What It Compares To
High capacity pelletized carbon.
Removes odors, colors, medications, dissolved organics, and other impurities from water.
|Anyone who needs a standard carbon - perfect replacement for hang-on back and canister filters.
|Kent Marine Reef Carbon, Aquatop Carbon, basically any carbon that comes prepackaged in canisters or filters
Ultra high capacity granular activated carbon. Removes odors, colors, medications, dissolved organics, heavy metals, and other impurities from water.
Significantly higher surface area improves absorption speeds and capacities.
|Anyone who runs carbon in a filter or canister. Also works great in reactors.
Ideal for rapidly removing medications after treatments.
|Red Sea Reef-Spec Carbon, Seachem Matrix Carbon, Marineland Black Diamond Carbon
High capacity, fast acting dissolved organic removal resin.
Rechargeable for multiple uses.
|Everyone with a fish tank.
Cation exchange resin that lowers hardness of freshwater.
|Freshwater tanks requiring lower hardness water. NOT FOR USE IN SALTWATER!
Great for angels, discus, rams, apistos and any fish that like soft water.
|Peat moss, liquid water softeners
Nitrate scavenging resin that rapidly removes nitrate, phosphate, and heavy metals.
|Tanks with elevated phosphate and nitrate levels. Typically this means tanks that aren't cleaned/water changed as often or have been neglected for a while. Also ideal for tanks with heavy bioload, turtles, goldfish and other messy livestock
|Nothing quite like it… Poly-Filter is an impregnated fiber pad with similar qualities, but not to the extent of Total Nitrate
|A blend of Ultra Carbon, Total Nitrate, and Total Softener. Gently softens water while removing dissolved organics, colors, tanins, odors, nitrates and phosphates. Does not soften water at the same level as Total Softener
|NOT FOR USE IN SALTWATER! Ideal for discus and angelfish tanks where soft water and pristine quality is required.
|A blend of Total Nitrate, Total Organics, and Total Softener. Fully synthetic resins remove organics, nitrate, phosphate, and metals rapidly. Rechargeable. Does not soften water at the same level as Total Softener.
|NOT FOR USE IN SALTWATER! Ideal for discus and angelfish tanks where soft water and pristine quality is required. Can be recharged, unlike Freshwater Complete, however it will not readily absorb tanins and colors from water like Freshwater Complete will. Ideal for use in many planted tanks.
|Nothing quite like it on the market
|A blend of Ultra Carbon, Total Organics, and Total Nitrate. Removes colors, odors, impurities, metals, phosphates, organics, and nitrates from water. Also readily absorbs coral toxins, silicates, and medications.
|Anyone with coral can benefit from Total Reef. Ideal for keeping reef tanks at optimum parameters.
|Chemi-Pure Elite, Chemi-Pure Blue, Bio-Chem Zorb
A blend of Total Organics and Total Nitrate. Removes organics, phosphates, nitrates, and silicates from water.
|A rechargeable blend ideal for heavily stocked saltwater fish and reef tanks. Also great for freshwater tanks where lowering hardness is not necessary.
|Seachem Aquavitro Purfiltrum