Phosguard has been in every reef tank I've owned as well. My personal thoughts though are all good things take time and I don't want things to happen quickly in my reef systems so I prefer iron based media, usually in the pelletized form so it does not clump up, either in a bag in the midded HOB AC 500 on my nano or in a reactor on my 100G. If the phosphate level starts to go up when using Phosguard, it needs replaced. I've been dealing with a severe cyano outbreak and doing this has REALLY helped. PhosGuard is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow. PhosNet has the highest capacity of the Seachem phosphate absorbers at 1.41 mg/g of PO 4 bound, and is a I prefer to use regular GFO to get the phoshate down, then HC GFO to maintain it there. BRS GFO ver Seachem PhosGuard _____ Current tank A.G.E. Order your Phosguard online and in large quantities. I run it in the top of my filter tray so I can remove it easily. Almost Reefer! Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a … 500 gallon 12 EcoTech Radion XR30w LED Lights 2 mp60's 2 mp40's Remove Advertisements. Removes silicate and phosphate; Spherical for optimal hydrodynamics; Irreversible binding ; PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. People have said that finer GFO breaks down during regeneration and is too fine to use again. If your water is clear and you don't have high nitrates, stick with the Phosguard. PhosGuard is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow. Sponsored Links TheReefTank.com. I have been running a phosban 150 reactor for about a year now and I originally used two little fishies phosban GFO, it was such a pain in the ass up to measure out, rinse out get it in the reactor adjust the flow all the time to a slow tumble and I said #### it! woogie23: General Reef Discussion: 6: 01-05-2016 07:17 AM: PhosGuard: Jvhammy: General Reef Discussion: 4: 02-23-2015 01:57 PM: Phosguard: scubadan1989: General Reef Discussion: 27: 02-24-2011 11:57 AM: Phosban media in powerfilter media basket? Continue to test weekly for phosphate until you see it begin to rise again. Just follow the directions for the Phosguard. 10-07-2012, 10:37 AM #2: Geoff. Can't spread and grow if it isn't there to begin with.   You cannot paste images directly. PhosGuard works to decrease phosphate, moderately. Now I maintain with GFO in a reactor. Rowaphos worked great for my tank until i got my ats going. Don't pack the bag tight with the media because that restricts water flow over/through the media. After that, there are several processes that make the tank use more calcium and alkalinity, both biologically (corals calcify faster when phosphate is reduced) and in increased abiotic precipitation of calcium carbonate (iron itself may increase that). Two Little Fishies ATLPBR150 GFO PhosBan Reactor 150. A little goes a long way, use about half what BRS recommends to start. The total amount of po4 removed may be the same. FWIW, GFO does have a depressing effect on alkalinity. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. However, other phosphate media such GFO and others can be rejuvinated up to 5 times reusable. This won't be run in a reactor. If you have low levels of phosphate the PhosGuard will absorb the silicate in your system. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. It will go to about .037 ppm and takes about 6 to 8 weeks to rise to .1 ppm. PhosGuard is spherical. IME PhosGaurd is much more "aggressive" than GFO at removing phosphates to the point that in a system with high phosphates, it can lower the concentration so fast that corals will have a bad reaction up to and including RTN. You'll need to test for phosphates often because it'll get saturated and need replacement.Order your Phosguard online and in large quantities. D-D The Aquarium Solution Ltd - is one of the most well known and respected suppliers of specialist equipment within the hobby for use in salt water and fresh water aquariums. You might be able to do without one or more of these different chemical filter medias. PhosGuard. It doesn't leech. Using purigen in freshwater aquariums. Chemical reducers are not always accepted by marine life Jun 5, 2015 I'd go with the Phosguard if you're not using the reactor either. piece of cake. got it all. JavaScript is disabled. It will slightly increase your water aluminum level, but this appears to be of no consequence. Almost Reefer! Seachem PhosGuard ™ verwijdert snel fosfaat en silicaat uit zee- en zoetwateraquaria. I run BRS HC GFO in a media bag and it works fine for me. The media looks like small white balls and the balls are large enough to be placed in a media reactor and not get blown out of the media reactor. they say you dont need to change it for 4-6 months and no need for a reactor. Seachem® Products. Either will work fine, GFO is probably cheaper in the long run. PhosGuard is the only spherical phosphate remover on the market. But there is one very simple, yet important step you must take in order to unlock their full potential. Currently feeding reef roids every other day or 2. Phosguard is more expensive than GFO, and GFO has a great reputation. For best results, PhosGuard™ should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it but not so that it tumbles against itself in flow.   Your previous content has been restored. They both work just fine in a media bag in a good flow area. Description Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers PO4 bound PhosGuard (Alumina Oxide) 0.87 mg/g PhosBond (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid) 1.19 mg/g PhosNet (GFO) 1.41 mg/g PhosNet™ is a granular ferric oxide (GFO) with high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity. Advertisement . Whatever you do, make sure to thoroughly rinse with rodi many many times before use. Hey guys! FWIW, GFO does have a depressing effect on alkalinity. I prefer to use a pelletized GFO (ie: Warner Marine PhosAR or BRS) as if flow dips regular GFO can fuse together in your reactor. Seachem Denitrate – and Seachem Matrix – can do a fantastic job of helping to lower the nitrates in your aquarium. According to SeaChem the media is not able to be regenerated. PhosBond™ has a higher capacity than PhosGuard at 1.19 mg/g of PO 4 bound, and combines the benefits of PhosGuard and a pure GFO (strength, high capacity, and rapid phosphate absorption) while still being very economical. It will rapidly remove phosphates and silicates from both freshwater and saltwater and will not release them back into your aquarium However, only a larger study could definitively demonstrate that to be the case. will remove up to 30 mg/L phosphate in 600 L (150 gallons*) of water, depending on the initial phosphate/silicate concentrations and the current biological load. Are you experiencing algae issue? I did this upon the recommendation of a LFS employee who actually has a degree in marine biology. Seachem Phosguard is another option. PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. Stick with water changes or known phosphate-reducing media such as Seachem Phosnet, and Phosguard. PHOSGUARD™ COMPATIBILITY CHARTS. D. deadmeat2016 Wouter. Phosguard did, so that is what I use (plus I only need small amounts now, so it works best). I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. You will then know that it is time to change the PhosGuard. Toss it. Unlike competing products, PhosGuard is bead-shaped for optimum flow characteristics and has an exceptional porosity for enhanc I have cut back. It will rapidly remove phosphates and silicates from both freshwater and saltwater and will not release them back into your aquarium. So I'm having a minor issue with some Black Beard Algae (a.k.a Black Brush Algae). I've run GFO in a cheap $20 canister filter with excellent results FWIW. Seachem PhosGuard mag constant gebruikt worden of met tussenposen, en zal geen verwijderde fosfaten … This worked well for me to get my phosphates under control. Seachem PhosGuard Product Description PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. Can someone point it out or tell me how to. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. The trusty go-to granular ferric oxide (GFO) gets a boost in both of these products with PhosBond combining GFO with aluminum oxide and PhosNet taking regular GFO up a notch with high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity. You'll need to test for phosphates often because it'll get saturated and need replacement. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin, it does not release anything into the water. Whether most of us leave it in our systems long enough to be a problem is the issue here. "GFO does not really lower alkalinity, except perhaps in the first minute of use there could be a small effect depending on how it was prepared. It reduces phosphate slower than GFO, and exhausts faster than GFO. When it reaches .1 ppm then change. Phosphate binds ... (GFO) sold to aquarists. A luminum oxide is the primary ingredient in several commercial phosphate binders, such as Seachem's PhosGuard™. Description Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers PO4 bound PhosGuard (Alumina Oxide) 0.87 mg/g PhosBond (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid) 1.19 mg/g PhosNet (GFO) 1.41 mg/g PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. Seachem Laboratories PhosNet PhosNet™ is a granular ferric oxide (GFO) with high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity. Phosguard is more expensive than GFO, and GFO has a great reputation. $18.22. I agree, GFO will just clump up if its not tumbling in a reactor. It's much cheaper and always about 2x as expensive at the LFS. seachem purigen vs chemi pure/elite Thinking of adding seachem purigen or chemi pure/elite to a new tank ill proly put it in a fluval 405 along with bio max. If the media can’t come into contact with the water, it can’t remove phosphate from it. flypenfly, January 24, 2013 in Water Chemistry. I currently have a fish only system I'm getting ready for coral so maybe I'll try the seachem solution in that one to compare. Seachem released two new products, Seachem PhosBond and Seachem PhosNet, to help rid your system of phosphates and silicates. I buy it by the liter typically as its a much better price that way. You are using an out of date browser. Ive always been skeptical of the claim. PhosGuard has a working capacity to remove 20 to 60 mg/L phosphate in 100 gallons with a similar impact on silicates. And once I … Many times I have found it's how something is used that makes it work vs. not work. Phosguard works fine, but it's aluminum based. I've used purigen for years, fw and sw tanks. Seachem PhosGuard 100ml. PhosGuard rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. I've found phosguard overall to be more effective at rapidly bringing down po4 but it also exhausts a bit faster and it loves flow. There aren't any detrimental effects to the aquarium. Description Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers PO4 bound PhosGuard (Alumina Oxide) 0.87 mg/g PhosBond (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid) 1.19 mg/g PhosNet (GFO) 1.41 mg/g PhosBond™ is a revolutionary new product that combines the phosphate removing capabilities of both aluminum oxide and granular ferric oxide into a sing Sizes: 100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 1 L, 2 L, 4 L Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers PhosNet is a granular ferric oxide (GFO) with high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity. ... Be the first to review “Seachem Phosguard” Cancel reply. PhosGuard is an aluminum oxide product made by SeaChem. when i was looking into reactors someone told me on here that gfo was better then bio pellets and boy was i miss led. Advertisement . Seachem PhosGuard rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria.   Pasted as rich text. Safer but needs replacement more often. PhosGuard is available in bulk which is great for large tank guys like myself. They all are GFO so no big difference. I have heard bad things about canister filters in general with reef tanks but have no experience with them so Im glad its working out for you. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. It has done wonders on my tank for keeping phosphates and silicates out my tank and have never in the whole time I've been using it ever had a bad reaction in my tank and I have a mixed reef, I have a little but of everything except leathers. Do you need all three, maybe not. By Without a reactor you'll have to use a less granular GFO to get any good flowthrough and avoid clumping. Reactivating question oct. Dupla siliphos I've been trying it out and I am very happy with it. iv been using GFO and Carbon on my reef tank. Display as a link instead, × Phosguard is aluminum oxide based which reduces phosphate slower and doesn’t last as long. You can regenerate it in a couple of ways once it's saturated and use it again. Reason I ask is because I just read on Seachem's website what they "determined" based on their research into Al leaching from Phosguard. Indian almond leaves, carbon filters, and cycling. I'll edit this post when I find it. What I read about GFO vs phosguard is that gfo pulls phosphate very quickly but lasts longer. Location: Philadelpahia, PA. GFO is ideally suited to marine tanks without sumps. Check Price Here. The subject came up 15 years ago yet Phosguard is still used with no issue other than online anectodal correlations. Phosguard works fine if you rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. It isn't as aggressive as GFO (granular ferric oxide, various brands), and consequently isn't as likely to drive your phosphate to zero and shock your corals. $23.90. I use it on a media tray and flip it every few days to expose new areas. All of these medias that we use in the hobby came out of the drinking water industry where they have been in use for decades. Its shape allows for maximum water flow through the media. Over treating is not recommended. It is safe to use PhosGuard™ alongside most Seachem® products except for medications, which should never be used with any type of chemical filter media (carbon, phosphate absorbers, etc), and phosphate supplements and buffers. The HC GFO will strip phos quick.Buy BRS HC GFO on a group buy and split it up with your friends. Chemipure Elite is carbon and chemical absorbants with a little bit of GFO thrown in for good measure to help maintain phosphates. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. Im with you as far as aluminum based removers are concerned. ]Continuous use of small quantities is better than intermittent use of larger quantities." Clear editor. advertised as filtered. I was thinking of switching to GFO because I read that phosguard can't lower phosphates as low as an iron oxide but if you need a reactor to use it im just going to stick with phosguard I guess. May generate heat on initial contact with water. Phosguard is more expensive than GFO, and GFO has a great reputation. Check Price Here. Phosguard works fine if you rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. Has Triton documented increases in Al following use of Phosguard or are they simply stating that GFO can absorb Al so it's a good idea to alternate between the two. Aluminum based media works quicker than iron based media. PhosNet™ has the highest capacity of the Seachem® phosphate absorbers at 1.41 mg/g of PO 4 bound, and is a pure GFO media. It doesn't leech. PhosGuard is available in bulk which is great for large tank guys like myself. Last time I checked there isnt a Rowaphos 101 class on the course catalog but I could be wrong.... Yeah I did some research online before I put it in the system and it seems most people have had a positive experience with it. You can regenerate it in a couple of ways once it's saturated and use it again. According to Seachem if the phospahate level remains stable then its not exhausted, but if it start to rise beyond 0.2ppm then the product is finished. I run it in the top of my filter tray so I can remove it easily. Each 500 mL of PhosGuard™ treats over 600 L (150 gallons*) (i.e. Sponsored Links TheReefTank.com. Seachem Laboratories; 1000 Seachem Drive, Madison, GA 30650, USA; 706-343-6060 | 888-SEACHEM; Tech Support: 888-732-0003; Office hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST there really is no need to use a reactor. dont go with GFO! You can also call your LFSs and see if they buy in bulk and sell small amounts. Both ferric iron granules and aluminum oxide beads (such as Seachem PhosGuard phosphate and silicate remover in marine and freshwater aquariums) can be used effectively for this purpose. its going to be a low maintanance tank as its for my sisters room and she likes fishes and a few inverts that are not reef safe. (I can't exactly explain why this happens, but I've seen and heard of it happening more than several times.) At least I felt that way about things like purigen which requires bleach. Anyone used seachem purigen? Want to grow your business and reach a wider audience? It will rapidly remove phosphates and silica Equipment Discussion for Saltwater and Reef Aquari, http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2003/7/chemistry, Carbon and GFO Vs Biopellet Reactor Vs UV Steralizer Vs Algae Scrubber, BRS GFO & Carbon Dual Reactor unit - VERY Nice Shape. If we figure that he would have followed Seachem's recommended usage (and not 180x it), then by my math the concentration released into the water would be 0.00039mg/L. I have been using phosguard and have noticed impressive improvements in my acro. The HC GFO will strip phos quick. I called seachem to ask if I could use it in a reactor and they said it would be perfect for that because you can get maximum flow through the phosgaurd media, the gentleman I spoke to said the faster and more flow through the media the better so I crank it up and it works wonders at keeping algae gone. Further, it appears that the release of aluminum could be the cause of the effects that some folks have seen in aquaria when using aluminum-based phosphate and silicate absorbing materials. PhosGuard De Seachem,Baja Los Silicatos Y Fosfatos De Tu Acuario De un Plumazo (Acuarios MB) ... Review, Tips, and How to GFO - Duration: … I bet it gets alot of flow in a canister filter so it probably will work well. Phosban is GFO. Phosguard. There has been some concern about aluminum based phosphate removers; however, I've used the product years ago without any noticeable ill effects. Buy BRS HC GFO on a group buy and split it up with your friends. While ferric iron is an especially strong phosphate scavenger, it is prone to compaction/clumping. PhosGuard™ may yellow somewhat as it picks up organics, but that is not an indicator of exhaustion for phosphate removal. Hi people, I am planning on a 2ft Fish only tank. It has been demonstrated in the drinking water industry that aluminum based medias release contaminants when they are spent unlike ferric or iron based medias which do not. PhosBond has a higher capacity than PhosGuard at 1.19 mg/g of PO 4 bound, and combines the benefits of PhosGuard and a pure GFO (strength, high capacity, and rapid phosphate absorption) while still being very economical. I know this is an old thread but I thought I would still say something. Don't pay a high price for a brand name, it's all the same rust. Seachem Purigen to reduce nitrates. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. Phosguard has been shown to release aluminum to artificial seawater. If you are not running in a reactor, get Phosguard. PhosBond (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid) 1.19 mg/g: PhosNet (GFO) 1.41 mg/g: PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. Seachem PhosGuard. PhosGuard: KimHalpert: Dosing and reactor equipment: 2: 01-11-2016 11:57 AM: GFO = Phosguard? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Seachem PhosGuard 500 ml - seachem-183 (Seachem). Phosguard by SeaChem efficiently removes phosphates and silicates from marine or freshwater aquaria. I just regenerated 2 bags of purigen. I haven't even had to use any chemical treatments or special media (yet) but I may have to in order to finish it off. 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