THE AQUACHAR DIFFERENCE

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AquaChar provides crystal clear water, biological balance, nutrient control, pH stability, reduced algae, & much more.

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Mixed Reef after 1.5 years of using the AquaChar System

Created to replace both activated carbon & ceramic bio-media in fresh & saltwater projects of any size.

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Designed to be used for the lifespan of the project.

AquaChar does not leach or breakdown in water.
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Easy 30-second monthly maintenance routine

Just shake off AquaChar monthly in water change water to remove larger organics & free unused porosity.
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The only carbon to offer simple on-site regeneration

Every 3-6+ months (as needed):

Regenerate & air dry per instructions 

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Add new to the existing to maintain clarity and boost biological balance & stability

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HOW AQUACHAR WORKS

While there are many benefits, AquaChar provides long-term water quality improvement in two key ways:

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ADSORPTION

Adsorption is the ability to pull & hold impurities & contaminants to a surface to provide crystal clear water.

Carbon is a popular adsorption media because its charged surface allows it to pull in particles and microscopic porosity allows it to hold them.

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250x imaging shows the negative-charge flaring along the edges of AquaChar.

Negatively charged AquaChar magnetically pulls positively charged dissolved organics from water.

Flaring shows a strong negative charge is present on AquaChar and sharp edges shred organics.

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Spiraled graphene spiderwebbing of AquaChar can be seen at 15,000x magnification

Three-dimensional structured carbon bonds AquaChar together while providing access to internal porosity.

By attaching hydroxides, structured carbon acts as a slow release mechanism for AquaChar to provide pH stability.

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AquaChar has submicron, 3-D layered porosity to trap contaminants as seen at 20,000x

The layered porosity and negative charge allows organic to pancake into the surface of AquaChar.

As bacteria eat organics, contaminants are stored inside the sub-micron porosity created during the AquaChar process.

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BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE MICROSITES

Biologically active microsites (B.A.M.S.) is a site where microorganisms break down organic waste.

B.A.M.S. can be temporary like uneaten food or persistent on surfaces that provided consistent food & protection.

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AquaChar provides a long-term electrostatic surface which magnetically pulls in soft, positively charged organics that bacteria like to eat. 

The chunk size allows the flow to push the larger (negatively charged) organics back into the system to further break down.

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Same system, same feeding, same amount of time. Left: activated carbon; Right: AquaChar
  1. activated carbon – the rapid reaction quickly clogs carbon pores with large organics while briefly turning into a biological medium. Once the organic food source is depleted, bacteria begin consuming left over residues inside the carbon – releasing toxic resins. Long-term use: turns septic before being removed, leading to a constant state of biological imbalance.
  2. AquaChar – the chunk size allows large organics to flow through while pulling in the fine organics that cause cloudiness. This allows carbon to be a food delivery service for microorganisms creating biological microsites of nitrifying and decomposing bacteria working together.

The larger, natural size of AquaChar prevents biofouling as it does not clog.

The soft organics microorganisms like to eat are broken down while flow pushes larger organics back into the system to avoid septic imbalance.

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AquaChar takes the biological bloom activity which causes persistent cloudiness in the water column and moves it to B.A.M.S. created by AquaChar.

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OTHER AQUACHAR BENEFITS

AquaChar is designed to provide long-term water quality improvement by handling two-third the filtration needs of ponds & aquariums.

Here are some additional benefits many customers experience using AquaChar:

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NUTRIENT CONTROL

With consistent inputs, AquaChar increases population & diversity of nitrifying & decomposing bacteria to speed up the organic break down process.

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PH STABILITY

AquaChar is functionalized to create & slow-release hydroxides. 

AquaChar is a natural way to supplement daily dosing and buffers.

Many systems see a higher pH of 7.5-7.8 in freshwater and 8.0-8.4 in saltwater.

Many customers find adding a small amount to the existing each month helps maintain the higher pH levels.

BEFORE
AFTER
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For freshwater low pH systems (such as CO2-injected planted & caridina shrimp system) AquaChar has minimal impact on pH.

For saltwater system that do not see the pH increase.  Factors like certain types of rocks/bricks/sand, foods & dosing, and environmental CO2 have the ability to neutralize the release of hydroxides by AquaChar. Also, It can take 2-3 weeks to balance out and notice a difference.

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POD POPULATION

Pods are lazy just like people.

Bacteria eat organics on AquaChar.

Pods eat the bacteria full of amino acids while cleaning the surface of AquaChar

Pods love AquaChar.

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LESS ALGAE

By moving biological activity to AquaChar, many customers see a reduction in the frequency of algae and biofilm removal.

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CONTAMINANT PROTECTION

Whether it’s something on your hands or sprayed into the air, AquaChar provides long-term chemical filtration and adds a layer of protection against chemical warfare and events you cannot predict.

Grant from The Garden of Eder give a one year update and tells how AquaChar saved his breeding colonies from certain death.

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THE AQUACHAR DIFFERENCE

The only carbon manufacturer with a core product which is engineered specifically for biological ecosystems in the pond & aquarium industry.

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AquaChar maximizes time & temperature by creating a unique environment which forces out impurities for fuel while maintaining the structure & porosity of wood without turning to ash. 

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Fossil coal-based activated carbon is a consumable product designed for a one-time rapid reaction exhausted in days before disposal.

Long-term use of activated carbon has been documented to harm livestock (see H.L.L.D.).

Activated carbon is like an oil change where AquaChar is an engine upgrade.

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Arnoldo’s Aquariums 3-month Freshwater & Saltwater Review

Seahorse Whisperer interview with Brian Covey, Co-developer & C.E.O. of AquaChar 

Looking at AquaChar as a bio-media under a microscope with JH Aquatics

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