Water Treatments: Activated Carbon

Activated Carbon— what is it and why would you ever considering using it for your backyard pond? There are so many different types of water treatments on the market from varying companies and all for different things. It’s easy to get confused trying to understand all the backyard pond water treatments available. Hopefully this blog here helps bring some understanding to whether or not you should consider Activated Carbon as a solution to what’s going on in your water feature.

What is Activated Carbon? What does Activated Carbon Do?

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Simply put: Activated Pond Carbon is made with bamboo carbon, a sustainable resource with incredible ability to remove discoloration from water. Discoloration in this sense is generally a brown color in the water that can come from mulch dyes leeching into the pond after a heavy rain or even from an non-seasoned driftwood piece that is slowly breaking down in your pond. It is important to consider fixing the areas where the mulch is running into your pond to prevent the need for continuous re-application of this product. Similarly, consider where you’re pulling your driftwood accent pieces from and always make sure that they’re seasoned prior to adding them to your pond.

The highly-effective carbon also removes chlorines and chloramines from the water which can prove harmful to pond fish. Dreamscapes carries activated carbon in our Aquatic Retail Store seasonally from April through October every year. Not sure if you need it for your water feature located near Lebanon, Pennsylvania? Send us a photo on facebook, email or on our website’s contact form and we’ll let you know!


How to Use Activated Carbon

1 bag of Activated Carbon by Aquascape Inc. is good for ponds up to 800 gallons and last for about a month depending. The kit comes with a mesh bag to put the carbon in and it is important to wash off the carbon first– otherwise it’ll rinse off in your water feature!!

So Now What???

Dreamscapes also carries a full line of pond supplies from water treatments and fish medications to pond pumps, heaters, fountains, plants and fish! Tadpoles and snails are also available at our Aquatic Retail Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania seasonally while supplies last from May-August. If you think you need it, we have it!

Retail Hours: April 5th-October 27th 2018:
Monday-Wednesday: By Appt
Thursday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
October 28th-April 2019: HOURS BY APPT

Contact Us
2155 State Route 343, Lebanon Pa | 717-272-6555 | info@dreamscapeswatergardens.com

Dreamscapes Watergardens services the city of Lebanon, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Cleona, Cornwall, Fredericksburg, Indiantown Gap, Jonestown, Kleinfeltersville, Mount Gretna, Myerstown, Newmanstown Palmyra, Quentin, Reistville, Richland, Schaefferstown of Pennsylvania, PA

Activated Carbon— what is it and why would you ever considering using it for your backyard pond? There are so many different types of water treatments on the market from varying companies and all for different things. It’s easy to get confused trying to understand all the backyard pond water treatments available. Hopefully this blog here helps bring some understanding to whether or not you should consider Activated Carbon as a solution to what’s going on in your water feature. Wh […]

Activated Carbon— what is it and why would you ever considering using it for your backyard pond? There are so many different types of water treatments on the market from varying companies and all for different things. It’s easy to get confused trying to understand all the backyard pond water treatments available. Hopefully this blog here helps bring some understanding to whether or not you should consider Activated Carbon as a solution to what’s going on in your water feature.

What is Activated Carbon? What does Activated Carbon Do?

Picture

Simply put: Activated Pond Carbon is made with bamboo carbon, a sustainable resource with incredible ability to remove discoloration from water. Discoloration in this sense is generally a brown color in the water that can come from mulch dyes leeching into the pond after a heavy rain or even from an non-seasoned driftwood piece that is slowly breaking down in your pond. It is important to consider fixing the areas where the mulch is running into your pond to prevent the need for continuous re-application of this product. Similarly, consider where you’re pulling your driftwood accent pieces from and always make sure that they’re seasoned prior to adding them to your pond.

The highly-effective carbon also removes chlorines and chloramines from the water which can prove harmful to pond fish. Dreamscapes carries activated carbon in our Aquatic Retail Store seasonally from April through October every year. Not sure if you need it for your water feature located near Lebanon, Pennsylvania? Send us a photo on facebook, email or on our website’s contact form and we’ll let you know!


How to Use Activated Carbon

1 bag of Activated Carbon by Aquascape Inc. is good for ponds up to 800 gallons and last for about a month depending. The kit comes with a mesh bag to put the carbon in and it is important to wash off the carbon first– otherwise it’ll rinse off in your water feature!!

So Now What???

Dreamscapes also carries a full line of pond supplies from water treatments and fish medications to pond pumps, heaters, fountains, plants and fish! Tadpoles and snails are also available at our Aquatic Retail Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania seasonally while supplies last from May-August. If you think you need it, we have it!

Retail Hours: April 5th-October 27th 2018:
Monday-Wednesday: By Appt
Thursday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm
October 28th-April 2019: HOURS BY APPT

Contact Us
2155 State Route 343, Lebanon Pa | 717-272-6555 | info@dreamscapeswatergardens.com

Dreamscapes Watergardens services the city of Lebanon, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Cleona, Cornwall, Fredericksburg, Indiantown Gap, Jonestown, Kleinfeltersville, Mount Gretna, Myerstown, Newmanstown Palmyra, Quentin, Reistville, Richland, Schaefferstown of Pennsylvania, PA

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