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Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 40 oz

SKU# 5655


Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $18.99

Special Price: $11.99

Quick Overview

Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon eliminates discoloration, odors, and impurities. For sparkling clean water. Ideal for all aquarium filters. Heat-activated bituminous coal-based Black Diamond granules are specially sized.
Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 40oz. (1134g)
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Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon eliminates discoloration, odors, and impurities... and keeps on doing it long after other carbons quit! For sparkling clean water. Ideal for all aquarium filters. Heat-activated bituminous coal-based Black Diamond granules are specially sized (won't damage filter impellers) and far more efficient than inferior coconut, woods, or peat-based carbons. Premium Black Diamond works as much as twice as fast as the competition. Black diamond contains less than 2% moisture.
Additional Information
SKU 5655
MPN PA0373
UPC 047431901391
Brand Marineland
Size 40 oz
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MarinelandBlack Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 40 oz
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (0)

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    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (11)
  • Easy to clean (3)
  • Needs little upkeep (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large tanks (8)
    • Tropical fish (8)
    • Larger fish (6)
    • Small tanks (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced aquarist (7), Casual fish keeper (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    That black stuff

    Out of all the carbon I've used in the past….this is the most efficient…it is priced very well here at Big Als…there is much less black dust than...Read complete review

    Out of all the carbon I've used in the past….this is the most efficient…it is priced very well here at Big Als…there is much less black dust than most others besides the ones that cost twice as much…the carbon is very effective and I have never had a problem with water orders or cloudy water…this is a great product from Marineland and they use it in there filter pads for your power filters!!! and this product last for a long time!!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Name brand is not always better

    Should use a media bag with this product. It's too fine and needs to be rinsed thoroughly before use. I've had the same results with cheaper brands. It really isn't any better than...Read complete review

    Should use a media bag with this product. It's too fine and needs to be rinsed thoroughly before use. I've had the same results with cheaper brands. It really isn't any better than the others.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great price, saves $$$

    By Coderpitt

    from Dallas,TX

    About Me Experienced Aquarist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • FIlters great
    • Needs Little Upkeep
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Dusty

    Best Uses

    • Larger Fish
    • Large Tanks
    • Small Tanks
    • Tropical Fish

    Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

    I use this in conjunction filter bags to keep from buying standard filter media. This saves me a lot of money per month by being able to replace the charcoal in the bags with bulk charcoal rather than manufacturer packets.

     
    4.0

    Stock up and save!

    By Big Shot Bob

    from Sacramento,CA

    About Me Aquarium Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Crystal Clear water
    • Effective
    • INEXPENSIVE

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Tanks

      Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

      I've been using this stuff for years and like the fact I can buy in bulk and save money!

       
      5.0

      very knowledgable staff

      By ang

      from noblesville, in

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

      the experienced staff at Big Al's guided me in purchasing the appropriate filter media for my canister filter. I am now the proud owner of a crystal clear aquarium thanks to their advice! very satisfied, will shop again

       
      5.0

      A must for every aquarium!

      By TheProfessor

      from Chicago, il

      About Me Casual Fish Keeper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Tanks
        • Small Tanks
        • Tropical Fish

        Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

        Everyone should have it. Keeps water crystal clear and safe for fish.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        good product make the water super clear

        By 1redragon

        from Houston,Texas

        About Me Aquarium Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Effective
        • Needs Little Upkeep

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Fish
          • Large Tanks
          • Tropical Fish

          Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

          great thing for canister filter make water super clean

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product

          By Guppy

          from Newark, Ohio

          About Me Experienced Aquarist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Clean
          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

              I've used Black Diamond for 30 years, mytanks stay clear, no odors, and a healty tank my fish love

               
              3.0

              Name brand is not always better

              By Fishman

              from Carmel,NY

              About Me Casual Fish Keeper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Tropical Fish

                  Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

                  Should use a media bag with this product. It's too fine and needs to be rinsed thoroughly before use. I've had the same results with cheaper brands. It really isn't any better than the others.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  product changed

                  By JMB

                  from Illinois

                  About Me Casual Fish Keeper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Clogs Easily
                    • Messy To Clean

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Tanks

                    Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

                    I have a 125 gallon tank and the first time I bought this product I loved it. The carbon pieces were little balls so they did not escape from the carbon cartridge. This time I ordered the product they were little flacks so many of the carbon pieces went into my filter housing unit or the tank. Would not use on BIG tanks!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Can't go wrong!

                    By Majtek

                    from Kansas City MO

                    About Me Experienced Aquarist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Larger Fish
                      • Large Tanks
                      • Small Tanks
                      • Tropical Fish

                      Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

                      Some of the best carbon on the market for the money. Nice granule size for my needs.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This media is great!

                      By Tim

                      from Chalfont, PA

                      About Me Casual Fish Keeper

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Effective

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Marineland Black Diamond Premium Activated Carbon - 440ml:

                          I use this between a variety of filters and does a great job in all!

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                            Q:

                            Can I use this in gold fish tank ?
                            The tank is 20 gallon
                            Asked on 1/14/2013 by Anonymous

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                              A:

                              You will need to bag the carbon and place it in a filter but you are able to use carbon in any type of aquarium with any kind of fish. Discus and some cichlids can develop hole in the head with carbon use so Purigen would be a good alternative.

                              Answered on 1/23/2013 by Josh L
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