Aqua One Carbon Cartridge AquaStyle AR980 5c
Replacement Carbon Cartridge for Aqua One AR 980
- Comes in a handy three pack
- Removes pollutants and toxins, making your water cleaner and healthy.
Made Specifically for: Aquaone AR980 and AR980T
The Aqua One 5c Carbon and Polymer Wool Cartridge is a disposable filter cartridge pack for use in the Aqua One AquaStyle AR980 aquarium. The Carbon Cartridge form the top layer of the trickle filter. The cartridges should be removed and discarded when blocked with fish waste and debris. This will usually be every four to six weeks.
The Polymer 'wool' layer traps debris while the activated carbon removes odours and clarifies the water. An essential part of the Aqua One trickle-filter system.
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The Aqua One 5c Carbon Cartridge set is used exclusively in the AR980 or Aquastyle 980 as it has been known for the last few years. The Aqua Style 980 has a capacity of 215 liters but the overhead trickle filter provided with the set up extends over the whole back section of the canopy and contains two identical Aqua One 5c carbon cartridges, a complete set of Aqua One 5s sponge sheets and around 1.2kg of Aqua One Bio Noodles.
Is the Aqua One 5c the Best Filter cartridge for Aqua Style 980?
It’s important to realise that the Aqua One 5c Carbon Cartridge fulfills three very important functions.
Stage 1: Solids Removal
The first polymer wool layer traps solids and prevents the rest of the filter media being clogged up with them, it also makes sure that your aquarium is free from floating ‘bits’ which would ruin the appearance of clarity we all seek.
Stage 2: Dissolved Waste Adsorption.
The Activated carbon granules can now do their work, adsorbing odour causing chemicals, removing yellowness and bonding waste molecules. Activated carbon is clever stuff and incredibly purifying but it works hard and only lasts a short period. You cannot wash carbon out, once all the waste in bonded to its surface that’s it: new cartridge time.
Stage 3: Water Dispersal
Next time you change your Aqua One 5c carbon cartridges turn one over and look at the base….. its made that way to re-disperse the water that has flowed through it to make the best use of the 5c Biofoam and the Bio Noodles underneath that. Without the dispersal tray water would channel through the remaining filter media and lots of surface area would be wasted.
How Long Does the Aqua One 5c Carbon Cartridge Last?
In most well stocked Aqua Style 980 AR980 Aquariums the 5c carbon cartridge will last around four to six weeks, after this time the polymer wool layer becomes blocked and water isn’t traveling through it anywhere near as easily as it should and the carbon granules are exhausted. We suggest you treat yourself and the fish to a new cartridge set.
How Can I get the best value from My Aqua One 5c Carbon Cartridges?
There are two ways to get the best value from Aqua One 5c Carbon cartridges. Makes sure you perform regular water changes, this way the 5c carbon cartridge doesn’t have to work quite as hard to maintain water quality and should last a little longer.