product, Water Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Consultant. Either will work fine, GFO is probably cheaper in the long run. 10-07-2012, 10:37 AM #2: Geoff. I've run GFO in a cheap $20 canister filter with excellent results FWIW. 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. Seachem PhosGuard 100ml. Ditto to most everything that's been said. 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 Hi people, I am planning on a 2ft Fish only tank. 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. Almost Reefer! It doesn't leech. I bet it gets alot of flow in a canister filter so it probably will work well. 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. It outperforms all competing products. JavaScript is disabled. Whether most of us leave it in our systems long enough to be a problem is the issue here. You will then know that it is time to change the PhosGuard. Contact us today to start your advertisement! FWIW, GFO does have a depressing effect on alkalinity. Seachem PhosGuard rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It's much cheaper and always about 2x as expensive at the LFS. When you do a water change really go at it with a syphon to remove as much as you can. If the phosphate level starts to go up when using Phosguard, it needs replaced. GFO is ideally suited to marine tanks without sumps. I used bleach every 3 days on my filter socks. These materials are always white solids, although not all white phosphate binders are aluminum oxide. PhosGuard is spherical. It will rapidly remove phosphates and silicates from both freshwater and saltwater and will not release them back into your aquarium It has a highly porous quality and spherical shape that allows for maximum water flow and the best results. 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. Many times I have found it's how something is used that makes it work vs. not work. It outperforms all competing products. HC GFO will however hold much more phosphate before becoming exhausted. Seachem PhosGuard ™ verwijdert snel fosfaat en silicaat uit zee- en zoetwateraquaria. Seachem PhosGuard. 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. Much to do, about a almost nothing. I've been dealing with a severe cyano outbreak and doing this has REALLY helped. Toss it. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. Works great, costs nothing, no risk. Order your Phosguard online and in large quantities. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. Seachem PhosGuard 1 Liter 4.7 out of 5 stars 599. $18.22. Seachem has done a study on the effects of the aluminum based Phosguard. Safer but needs replacement more often. Phosguard works fine if you rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. I went to a few show and they seems to be pretty good... 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. 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. Check Price Here. Seachem Phosguard. I believe that gfo they sell by the kilo is garbage. Also not to be a dick but I wouldn't take any LFS employees opinion without researching online. When it reaches .1 ppm then change. 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! × Location: Philadelpahia, PA. GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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. PhosGuard is available in bulk which is great for large tank guys like myself. Seachem® Products. Purigen vs Phosguard Purigen - FILTRATION: Seachem Purigen is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at an excelled rate and capacity. PhosGuard is available in bulk which is great for large tank guys like myself. ParaGuard™ is the only fish and filter safe aldehyde based (10% by weight) parasite control product available (for parasites on fish). IMO, PhosGaurd (spherical) is really a superior solution in your case. PhosGuard is an aluminum oxide product made by SeaChem. Without a reactor you'll have to use a less granular GFO to get any good flowthrough and avoid clumping. I buy it by the liter typically as its a much better price that way. 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. 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. Advertisement . While ferric iron is an especially strong phosphate scavenger, it is prone to compaction/clumping. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Advertise today. Don't pay a high price for a brand name, it's all the same rust. This won't be run in a reactor. I did this upon the recommendation of a LFS employee who actually has a degree in marine biology. Anyone used seachem purigen? Seachem released two new products, Seachem PhosBond and Seachem PhosNet, to help rid your system of phosphates and silicates. Hoewel PhosGuard ™ effectief is in zowel zoet als zeewater, zal het beter werken in zeewater en is de behoefte daaraan beter gedefinieerd in zeewater. I've got a candy cane that gets pissed if phos is too low. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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 This worked well for me to get my phosphates under control. According to SeaChem the media is not able to be regenerated. It may not display this or other websites correctly. Seachem Laboratories PhosGuard PhosGuard is a high capacity and high efficiency filtration product for removing phosphates and silicates from marine or fresh water aquaria. Reason I ask is because I just read on Seachem's website what they "determined" based on their research into Al leaching from Phosguard. Only 5 left in stock - order soon. Has anyone used SeaChem SeaGel? Sponsored Links TheReefTank.com. Sorry, the thread was about regenerating DI resin. Its better to control feeding and use less GFO but change it frequently like every 2 weeks. Without a reactor you'll have to use a less granular GFO to get any good flowthrough and avoid clumping. 10-07-2012, 10:37 AM #2: Geoff. Phosguard vs Prosban 2 messages oct. im gona place in a top-filter near medium flow. Just follow the directions for the Phosguard. 3 Even more importantly, this bound phosphate is still available to the water column by exchange, so the sequestering is temporary rather than permanent. Info: PhosGuard™ heeft een grote capaciteit en is een efficiënt filtratie product voor het verwijderen van … You'll need to test for phosphates often because it'll get saturated and need replacement. You'll also want to rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. 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. By It exhibits stronger binding t It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. If the media can’t come into contact with the water, it can’t remove phosphate from it. Have you looked into lanthanum chloride? You can regenerate it in a couple of ways once it's saturated and use it again. piece of cake. Contact Us. Just make sure it does not tumble. May generate heat on initial contact with water. FWIW, GFO does have a depressing effect on alkalinity. You will then know that it is time to change the PhosGuard™. Phosphate binds ... (GFO) sold to aquarists. PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. hair, cyano, blue green....So I am looking to do what I can.... Also the Al based phosphate removers have been shown to irritate some corals as it releases small amounts of Al. 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. Kolar Labs GFO Bayoxide E33 Phosphate Remover – for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums, Reef Tanks, Promotes Coral Health 4.3 out of 5 stars 289. they say you dont need to change it for 4-6 months and no need for a reactor. Upload or insert images from URL. GFO works slowly when compared to other medias and is best used inside a fluidized media reactor to maximize media exposure. 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. 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? Over treating is not recommended. I'll probably stick with the acrylic stand I have, I'll just throw a pump under it I guess so crap stops collecting there. They all are GFO so no big difference. Can't spread and grow if it isn't there to begin with. (I can't exactly explain why this happens, but I've seen and heard of it happening more than several times.) 500 gallon 12 EcoTech Radion XR30w LED Lights 2 mp60's 2 mp40's Remove Advertisements. Two Little Fishies ATLPBR150 GFO PhosBan Reactor 150. Granular phosphate removers can become compacted, dramatically limiting their capacity to remove phosphate. 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. Works great. The HC GFO will strip phos quick.Buy BRS HC GFO on a group buy and split it up with your friends. Seachem Denitrate – and Seachem Matrix – can do a fantastic job of helping to lower the nitrates in your aquarium. IMO, PhosGaurd (spherical) is really a superior solution in your case. 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. 2 Dec 2010 Has anyone tried this and how did it work? dont go with GFO! It will rapidly remove phosphates and silica × If you have low levels of phosphate the PhosGuard will absorb the silicate in your system. 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. I'm using brs gfo and don't see any difference I'm still getting algea, On the note of algea removal, physical removal is a great tool. $23.90. PhosGuard™ is highly porous and bead-shaped to promote easy water flow through and around it, thereby increasing both its efficiency and capacity. You can regenerate it in a couple of ways once it's saturated and use it again. 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. 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. I bookmarked another method that I think used hydrogen peroxide and RODI, but I can't find it right now. Chemipure Elite is a fine product. PhosNet has the highest capacity of the Seachem phosphate absorbers at 1.41 mg/g of PO 4 bound, and is a We know how reliable that is. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Is everything going ok in the tank? Using purigen in freshwater aquariums. Purigen question/ Unexplained ammonia. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. ... Be the first to review “Seachem Phosguard” Cancel reply. You might be able to do without one or more of these different chemical filter medias. Seachem PhosGuard heeft een werkende capaciteit om 20 tot 60 mg/L fosfaten uit 400 liter water te verwijderen met een gelijkende impact op silicaten. Seachem Matrix vs. Seachem Purigen? 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. 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. Phosguard. That is fine by me since I don't want to drop P too fast , since I have nothing but SPS in my Tank. Phosguard is 100% for the removal of phosphorus. 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. Sizes: 250 mL Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers PO4 bound (mg/g) PhosGuard … 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. Chemipure Elite is carbon and chemical absorbants with a little bit of GFO thrown in for good measure to help maintain phosphates. Ive always been skeptical of the claim. PhosNet is a granular ferric oxide (GFO) with high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity. Unlike competing products, PhosGuard is bead-shaped for optimum flow characteristics and has an exceptional porosity for enhanc Algea..I used to buy water from a LFS and they were selling water not filtered. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin, it does not release anything into the water. BRS GFO ver Seachem PhosGuard _____ Current tank A.G.E. I've used purigen for years, fw and sw tanks. 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. Phosban is GFO. Don't pack the bag tight with the media because that restricts water flow over/through the media. You can also call your LFSs and see if they buy in bulk and sell small amounts. Although PhosGuard™ is effective in both fresh and marine water, it will operate better in sea water and the need for it is better defined in sea water. You'll also want to rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. Stick with water changes or known phosphate-reducing media such as Seachem Phosnet, and Phosguard. I use it on a media tray and flip it every few days to expose new areas. Seachem recommends 250mL of Phosguard per 300L of water (a 1:1200 ratio). May generate heat on initial contact with water. PHOSGUARD™ COMPATIBILITY CHARTS. If I'm using Purigen and Phosguard, due I also need to run a carbon?I'm currently using Purigen and Sea Chem Matrix, but was looking to add. Display as a link instead, × Have you ever added livestock that was a game changing addition to your reef. I just regenerated 2 bags of purigen. Continue to test weekly for phosphate until you see it begin to rise again. It doesn't leech. Phosguard by SeaChem efficiently removes phosphates and silicates from marine or freshwater aquaria. 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. You can also call your LFSs and see if they buy in bulk and sell small amounts. Thanks ziyaad, think I'll switch to GFO. 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. The phosban GFO still didn't get rid of everything I wanted to keep out in my tank but I wouldn't say it was bad, just not as effective as the phosgaurd in my opinion. Can someone point it out or tell me how to. It can be placed in a bag in high flow areas (rear compartment, canister filter). Each 500 mL of PhosGuard treats over 600 L (150 gallons) (i.e. But there is one very simple, yet important step you must take in order to unlock their full potential. Some people claim LPS and softies can be affected by it but I have not seen anything like that. 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. Interestingly, the concentration of phosphate, in marine sediment pore waters whose sediment is iron oxide hydroxide, appears to be controlled to a great extent by phosphate bound to the iron. Seachem PhosGuard removes phosphates and silicate from both marine and freshwater aquariums. Unlike highly toxic and difficult to use formalin based medications, ParaGuard™ contains no formaldehyde or methanol and will not alter pH. Hey guys! I am also lazy about changes and maintenance so if I forget it is not going to release the spent up contaminants. 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. PhosNet™ has the highest capacity of the Seachem phosphate absorbers at 1.41 mg/g of PO 4 bound I'd mix some Phosguard with the Matrix (that's what their Seagel product is comprised of). Phosguard is an aluminum based phosphate media. However, only a larger study could definitively demonstrate that to be the case. Cupramine™ effectively eradicates Oodinium, Cryptocaryon, Amyloodinium, Ichthyophthirius, and other ectoparasites of both freshwater and marine fish.It is superior to copper sulfate, chloride & citrate: it is non-acidic, less toxic to fish, remains in solution, and does not contaminate the filter bed. So I'm having a minor issue with some Black Beard Algae (a.k.a Black Brush Algae). Want to grow your business and reach a wider audience? 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. After five weeks of exposure with no mechanical filtration, the aluminum concentration was 0.71mg/L. Thanks. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. It reduces phosphate slower than GFO, and exhausts faster than GFO. 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. You are using an out of date browser. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. From what I've read, only the HC GFO (darker in color and bigger chunks) should be regenerated. The following are classed as GFO’s: Phosban (Granular Ferric Oxide) Seachem Phosguard (Aluminium Oxide) Fauna Marin Ultraphos (Aluminium Oxide) 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. I was thinking of putting bio max in the bottom 3 trays an seachem purigen or chemi pure/elite in the top. What about chemical pure elite etc? GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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. I'd go with GFO for ease of use and cost - even if it leeches phosphates back into the water, a GFO change out will bind it back up. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. I only have a 20 long so I buy the single bag of phosgaurd that treats up to 30 gallons and I think it's like 6.99 at my lfs, I take it out of the bag and put it right into my phosban reactor and turn that sucker up on max flow because it doesn't float around like GFO and it stays put at the bottom. GFO is a commonly used media that absorbs phosphates. The media costs are so inexpensive relative to livestock and time investments that I don't think it's ever really worth the risk of screwing something up.   You cannot paste images directly. Opinions/Experienc es-Seachem Purigen/carbon alternatives. Ditto to most everything that's been said. It took me 6 months to figure this out. Assuming the same price (which is what it goes for) which would be better at removing phosphates? PhosGuard. PhosGuard™ may yellow somewhat as it picks up organics, but that is not an indicator of exhaustion for phosphate removal. PhosGuard is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow. Currently feeding reef roids every other day or 2. A luminum oxide is the primary ingredient in several commercial phosphate binders, such as Seachem's PhosGuard™. When do I replace my phosguard ? Whatever you do, make sure to thoroughly rinse with rodi many many times before use. 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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 Hi people, I am planning on a 2ft Fish only tank. 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. Almost Reefer! It doesn't leech. I bet it gets alot of flow in a canister filter so it probably will work well. 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. It outperforms all competing products. JavaScript is disabled. Whether most of us leave it in our systems long enough to be a problem is the issue here. You will then know that it is time to change the PhosGuard. Contact us today to start your advertisement! FWIW, GFO does have a depressing effect on alkalinity. Seachem PhosGuard rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It's much cheaper and always about 2x as expensive at the LFS. When you do a water change really go at it with a syphon to remove as much as you can. If the phosphate level starts to go up when using Phosguard, it needs replaced. GFO is ideally suited to marine tanks without sumps. I used bleach every 3 days on my filter socks. These materials are always white solids, although not all white phosphate binders are aluminum oxide. PhosGuard is spherical. It will rapidly remove phosphates and silicates from both freshwater and saltwater and will not release them back into your aquarium It has a highly porous quality and spherical shape that allows for maximum water flow and the best results. 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. Many times I have found it's how something is used that makes it work vs. not work. It outperforms all competing products. HC GFO will however hold much more phosphate before becoming exhausted. Seachem PhosGuard ™ verwijdert snel fosfaat en silicaat uit zee- en zoetwateraquaria. Seachem PhosGuard. 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. Much to do, about a almost nothing. I've been dealing with a severe cyano outbreak and doing this has REALLY helped. Toss it. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. Works great, costs nothing, no risk. Order your Phosguard online and in large quantities. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. Seachem PhosGuard 1 Liter 4.7 out of 5 stars 599. $18.22. Seachem has done a study on the effects of the aluminum based Phosguard. Safer but needs replacement more often. Phosguard works fine if you rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. I went to a few show and they seems to be pretty good... 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. 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. Check Price Here. Seachem Phosguard. I believe that gfo they sell by the kilo is garbage. Also not to be a dick but I wouldn't take any LFS employees opinion without researching online. When it reaches .1 ppm then change. 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! × Location: Philadelpahia, PA. GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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. PhosGuard is available in bulk which is great for large tank guys like myself. Seachem® Products. Purigen vs Phosguard Purigen - FILTRATION: Seachem Purigen is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at an excelled rate and capacity. PhosGuard is available in bulk which is great for large tank guys like myself. ParaGuard™ is the only fish and filter safe aldehyde based (10% by weight) parasite control product available (for parasites on fish). IMO, PhosGaurd (spherical) is really a superior solution in your case. PhosGuard is an aluminum oxide product made by SeaChem. Without a reactor you'll have to use a less granular GFO to get any good flowthrough and avoid clumping. I buy it by the liter typically as its a much better price that way. 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. 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. Advertisement . While ferric iron is an especially strong phosphate scavenger, it is prone to compaction/clumping. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Advertise today. Don't pay a high price for a brand name, it's all the same rust. This won't be run in a reactor. I did this upon the recommendation of a LFS employee who actually has a degree in marine biology. Anyone used seachem purigen? Seachem released two new products, Seachem PhosBond and Seachem PhosNet, to help rid your system of phosphates and silicates. Hoewel PhosGuard ™ effectief is in zowel zoet als zeewater, zal het beter werken in zeewater en is de behoefte daaraan beter gedefinieerd in zeewater. I've got a candy cane that gets pissed if phos is too low. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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 This worked well for me to get my phosphates under control. According to SeaChem the media is not able to be regenerated. It may not display this or other websites correctly. Seachem Laboratories PhosGuard PhosGuard is a high capacity and high efficiency filtration product for removing phosphates and silicates from marine or fresh water aquaria. Reason I ask is because I just read on Seachem's website what they "determined" based on their research into Al leaching from Phosguard. Only 5 left in stock - order soon. Has anyone used SeaChem SeaGel? Sponsored Links TheReefTank.com. Sorry, the thread was about regenerating DI resin. Its better to control feeding and use less GFO but change it frequently like every 2 weeks. Without a reactor you'll have to use a less granular GFO to get any good flowthrough and avoid clumping. 10-07-2012, 10:37 AM #2: Geoff. Phosguard vs Prosban 2 messages oct. im gona place in a top-filter near medium flow. Just follow the directions for the Phosguard. 3 Even more importantly, this bound phosphate is still available to the water column by exchange, so the sequestering is temporary rather than permanent. Info: PhosGuard™ heeft een grote capaciteit en is een efficiënt filtratie product voor het verwijderen van … You'll need to test for phosphates often because it'll get saturated and need replacement. You'll also want to rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. 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. By It exhibits stronger binding t It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. If the media can’t come into contact with the water, it can’t remove phosphate from it. Have you looked into lanthanum chloride? You can regenerate it in a couple of ways once it's saturated and use it again. piece of cake. Contact Us. Just make sure it does not tumble. May generate heat on initial contact with water. FWIW, GFO does have a depressing effect on alkalinity. You will then know that it is time to change the PhosGuard™. Phosphate binds ... (GFO) sold to aquarists. PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. hair, cyano, blue green....So I am looking to do what I can.... Also the Al based phosphate removers have been shown to irritate some corals as it releases small amounts of Al. 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. Kolar Labs GFO Bayoxide E33 Phosphate Remover – for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums, Reef Tanks, Promotes Coral Health 4.3 out of 5 stars 289. they say you dont need to change it for 4-6 months and no need for a reactor. Upload or insert images from URL. GFO works slowly when compared to other medias and is best used inside a fluidized media reactor to maximize media exposure. 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. 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? Over treating is not recommended. I'll probably stick with the acrylic stand I have, I'll just throw a pump under it I guess so crap stops collecting there. They all are GFO so no big difference. Can't spread and grow if it isn't there to begin with. (I can't exactly explain why this happens, but I've seen and heard of it happening more than several times.) 500 gallon 12 EcoTech Radion XR30w LED Lights 2 mp60's 2 mp40's Remove Advertisements. Two Little Fishies ATLPBR150 GFO PhosBan Reactor 150. Granular phosphate removers can become compacted, dramatically limiting their capacity to remove phosphate. 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. Works great. The HC GFO will strip phos quick.Buy BRS HC GFO on a group buy and split it up with your friends. Seachem Denitrate – and Seachem Matrix – can do a fantastic job of helping to lower the nitrates in your aquarium. IMO, PhosGaurd (spherical) is really a superior solution in your case. 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. 2 Dec 2010 Has anyone tried this and how did it work? dont go with GFO! It will rapidly remove phosphates and silica × If you have low levels of phosphate the PhosGuard will absorb the silicate in your system. 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. I'm using brs gfo and don't see any difference I'm still getting algea, On the note of algea removal, physical removal is a great tool. $23.90. PhosGuard™ is highly porous and bead-shaped to promote easy water flow through and around it, thereby increasing both its efficiency and capacity. You can regenerate it in a couple of ways once it's saturated and use it again. 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. 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. I bookmarked another method that I think used hydrogen peroxide and RODI, but I can't find it right now. Chemipure Elite is a fine product. PhosNet has the highest capacity of the Seachem phosphate absorbers at 1.41 mg/g of PO 4 bound, and is a We know how reliable that is. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Is everything going ok in the tank? Using purigen in freshwater aquariums. Purigen question/ Unexplained ammonia. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. ... Be the first to review “Seachem Phosguard” Cancel reply. You might be able to do without one or more of these different chemical filter medias. Seachem PhosGuard heeft een werkende capaciteit om 20 tot 60 mg/L fosfaten uit 400 liter water te verwijderen met een gelijkende impact op silicaten. Seachem Matrix vs. Seachem Purigen? 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. 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. Phosguard. That is fine by me since I don't want to drop P too fast , since I have nothing but SPS in my Tank. Phosguard is 100% for the removal of phosphorus. 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. Sizes: 250 mL Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers PO4 bound (mg/g) PhosGuard … 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. Chemipure Elite is carbon and chemical absorbants with a little bit of GFO thrown in for good measure to help maintain phosphates. Ive always been skeptical of the claim. PhosNet is a granular ferric oxide (GFO) with high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity. Unlike competing products, PhosGuard is bead-shaped for optimum flow characteristics and has an exceptional porosity for enhanc Algea..I used to buy water from a LFS and they were selling water not filtered. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin, it does not release anything into the water. BRS GFO ver Seachem PhosGuard _____ Current tank A.G.E. I've used purigen for years, fw and sw tanks. 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. Phosban is GFO. Don't pack the bag tight with the media because that restricts water flow over/through the media. You can also call your LFSs and see if they buy in bulk and sell small amounts. Although PhosGuard™ is effective in both fresh and marine water, it will operate better in sea water and the need for it is better defined in sea water. You'll also want to rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. Stick with water changes or known phosphate-reducing media such as Seachem Phosnet, and Phosguard. I use it on a media tray and flip it every few days to expose new areas. Seachem recommends 250mL of Phosguard per 300L of water (a 1:1200 ratio). May generate heat on initial contact with water. PHOSGUARD™ COMPATIBILITY CHARTS. If I'm using Purigen and Phosguard, due I also need to run a carbon?I'm currently using Purigen and Sea Chem Matrix, but was looking to add. Display as a link instead, × Have you ever added livestock that was a game changing addition to your reef. I just regenerated 2 bags of purigen. Continue to test weekly for phosphate until you see it begin to rise again. It doesn't leech. Phosguard by SeaChem efficiently removes phosphates and silicates from marine or freshwater aquaria. 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. You can also call your LFSs and see if they buy in bulk and sell small amounts. Thanks ziyaad, think I'll switch to GFO. 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. The phosban GFO still didn't get rid of everything I wanted to keep out in my tank but I wouldn't say it was bad, just not as effective as the phosgaurd in my opinion. Can someone point it out or tell me how to. It can be placed in a bag in high flow areas (rear compartment, canister filter). Each 500 mL of PhosGuard treats over 600 L (150 gallons) (i.e. But there is one very simple, yet important step you must take in order to unlock their full potential. Some people claim LPS and softies can be affected by it but I have not seen anything like that. 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. Interestingly, the concentration of phosphate, in marine sediment pore waters whose sediment is iron oxide hydroxide, appears to be controlled to a great extent by phosphate bound to the iron. Seachem PhosGuard removes phosphates and silicate from both marine and freshwater aquariums. Unlike highly toxic and difficult to use formalin based medications, ParaGuard™ contains no formaldehyde or methanol and will not alter pH. Hey guys! I am also lazy about changes and maintenance so if I forget it is not going to release the spent up contaminants. 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. PhosNet™ has the highest capacity of the Seachem phosphate absorbers at 1.41 mg/g of PO 4 bound I'd mix some Phosguard with the Matrix (that's what their Seagel product is comprised of). Phosguard is an aluminum based phosphate media. However, only a larger study could definitively demonstrate that to be the case. Cupramine™ effectively eradicates Oodinium, Cryptocaryon, Amyloodinium, Ichthyophthirius, and other ectoparasites of both freshwater and marine fish.It is superior to copper sulfate, chloride & citrate: it is non-acidic, less toxic to fish, remains in solution, and does not contaminate the filter bed. So I'm having a minor issue with some Black Beard Algae (a.k.a Black Brush Algae). Want to grow your business and reach a wider audience? 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. After five weeks of exposure with no mechanical filtration, the aluminum concentration was 0.71mg/L. Thanks. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. It reduces phosphate slower than GFO, and exhausts faster than GFO. 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. You are using an out of date browser. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. From what I've read, only the HC GFO (darker in color and bigger chunks) should be regenerated. The following are classed as GFO’s: Phosban (Granular Ferric Oxide) Seachem Phosguard (Aluminium Oxide) Fauna Marin Ultraphos (Aluminium Oxide) 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. I was thinking of putting bio max in the bottom 3 trays an seachem purigen or chemi pure/elite in the top. What about chemical pure elite etc? GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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. I'd go with GFO for ease of use and cost - even if it leeches phosphates back into the water, a GFO change out will bind it back up. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. I only have a 20 long so I buy the single bag of phosgaurd that treats up to 30 gallons and I think it's like 6.99 at my lfs, I take it out of the bag and put it right into my phosban reactor and turn that sucker up on max flow because it doesn't float around like GFO and it stays put at the bottom. GFO is a commonly used media that absorbs phosphates. The media costs are so inexpensive relative to livestock and time investments that I don't think it's ever really worth the risk of screwing something up.   You cannot paste images directly. Opinions/Experienc es-Seachem Purigen/carbon alternatives. Ditto to most everything that's been said. It took me 6 months to figure this out. Assuming the same price (which is what it goes for) which would be better at removing phosphates? PhosGuard. PhosGuard™ may yellow somewhat as it picks up organics, but that is not an indicator of exhaustion for phosphate removal. PhosGuard is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow. Currently feeding reef roids every other day or 2. A luminum oxide is the primary ingredient in several commercial phosphate binders, such as Seachem's PhosGuard™. When do I replace my phosguard ? Whatever you do, make sure to thoroughly rinse with rodi many many times before use. 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PhosGuard is an aluminum oxide product made by SeaChem. It is not recommended for use in phosphate buffered freshwater aquariums. Some suggest that Phosguard leeches aluminum into the water, but I think it's debatable, still. The now-detectable phosphate in the new seawater shows that the phosphate can be released from the GFO media when the aquarium's phosphate concentration drops low enough. It will slightly increase your water aluminum level, but this appears to be of no consequence. i used gfo for a 3-4 moths and it was just junk. It will go to about .037 ppm and takes about 6 to 8 weeks to rise to .1 ppm. You'll need to test for phosphates often because it'll get saturated and need replacement.Order your Phosguard online and in large quantities. However, other phosphate media such GFO and others can be rejuvinated up to 5 times reusable. I run it in the top of my filter tray so I can remove it easily. I suspect that the finer, lighter colored GFO is actually regenerated HC GFO from another process, possibly to remove arsenic from drinking water. 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. Buy BRS HC GFO on a group buy and split it up with your friends. PhosGuard may yellow somewhat as it picks up organics, but that is not an indicator of exhaustion for phosphate removal. Phosguard is aluminum oxide based which reduces phosphate slower and doesn’t last as long. Seachem explained to me that Phosguard (Aluminum based Remover) is lighter than typical (Iron Based GFO). BRS GFO ver Seachem PhosGuard _____ Current tank A.G.E. Phosguard is more expensive than GFO, and GFO has a great reputation. PhosGuard De Seachem,Baja Los Silicatos Y Fosfatos De Tu Acuario De un Plumazo (Acuarios MB) ... Review, Tips, and How to GFO - Duration: … PhosGuard™ is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow. 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. And once I … It's much cheaper and always about 2x as expensive at the LFS.I run BRS HC GFO in a media bag and it works fine for me. PhosGuard rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. If you are not running in a reactor, get Phosguard. The HC GFO will strip phos quick. There has been some concern about aluminum based phosphate removers; however, I've used the product years ago without any noticeable ill effects. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a … A little goes a long way, use about half what BRS recommends to start. Its shape allows for maximum water flow through the media. there really is no need to use a reactor. Well I've been reading a bit from this topic, and I just want to put in my two cents. PhosGuard De Seachem,Baja Los Silicatos Y Fosfatos De Tu Acuario De un Plumazo (Acuarios MB) ... Review, Tips, and How to GFO - Duration: … flypenfly, January 24, 2013 in Water Chemistry. The total amount of po4 removed may be the same. I'm sure it works, but I never used as I was told if not removed in a timely manner, it will release phosphate back into the water. got it all. Thanks, hmm I'll have to take a look at this again but I loaded a Rowaphos small in my canister filter (cleaned out monthly in a coral only tank). Don't pay a high price for a brand name, it's all the same rust. Are you experiencing algae issue? 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. Phosguard is more expensive than GFO, and GFO has a great reputation. PhosGuard is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow. Chemical reducers are not always accepted by marine life Jun 5, 2015   Pasted as rich text. Check Price Here. 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. I run it in the top of my filter tray so I can remove it easily. Phosguard has been in every reef tank I've owned as well. Do you need all three, maybe not. I use gfo in a reactor. Phosguard employs fast-acting alumina oxide to absorb phosphates. I agree, GFO will just clump up if its not tumbling in a reactor. People have said that finer GFO breaks down during regeneration and is too fine to use again. D. deadmeat2016 Wouter. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. Now I maintain with GFO in a reactor. Seachem hints as much in not so many words in the, some concern about aluminum based phosphate removers, http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/PhosGuard.html'>product, Water Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Consultant. Either will work fine, GFO is probably cheaper in the long run. 10-07-2012, 10:37 AM #2: Geoff. I've run GFO in a cheap $20 canister filter with excellent results FWIW. 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. Seachem PhosGuard 100ml. Ditto to most everything that's been said. 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 Hi people, I am planning on a 2ft Fish only tank. 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. Almost Reefer! It doesn't leech. I bet it gets alot of flow in a canister filter so it probably will work well. 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. It outperforms all competing products. JavaScript is disabled. Whether most of us leave it in our systems long enough to be a problem is the issue here. You will then know that it is time to change the PhosGuard. Contact us today to start your advertisement! FWIW, GFO does have a depressing effect on alkalinity. Seachem PhosGuard rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It's much cheaper and always about 2x as expensive at the LFS. When you do a water change really go at it with a syphon to remove as much as you can. If the phosphate level starts to go up when using Phosguard, it needs replaced. GFO is ideally suited to marine tanks without sumps. I used bleach every 3 days on my filter socks. These materials are always white solids, although not all white phosphate binders are aluminum oxide. PhosGuard is spherical. It will rapidly remove phosphates and silicates from both freshwater and saltwater and will not release them back into your aquarium It has a highly porous quality and spherical shape that allows for maximum water flow and the best results. 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. Many times I have found it's how something is used that makes it work vs. not work. It outperforms all competing products. HC GFO will however hold much more phosphate before becoming exhausted. Seachem PhosGuard ™ verwijdert snel fosfaat en silicaat uit zee- en zoetwateraquaria. Seachem PhosGuard. 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. Much to do, about a almost nothing. I've been dealing with a severe cyano outbreak and doing this has REALLY helped. Toss it. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. Works great, costs nothing, no risk. Order your Phosguard online and in large quantities. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. Seachem PhosGuard 1 Liter 4.7 out of 5 stars 599. $18.22. Seachem has done a study on the effects of the aluminum based Phosguard. Safer but needs replacement more often. Phosguard works fine if you rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. I went to a few show and they seems to be pretty good... 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. 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. Check Price Here. Seachem Phosguard. I believe that gfo they sell by the kilo is garbage. Also not to be a dick but I wouldn't take any LFS employees opinion without researching online. When it reaches .1 ppm then change. 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! × Location: Philadelpahia, PA. GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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. PhosGuard is available in bulk which is great for large tank guys like myself. Seachem® Products. Purigen vs Phosguard Purigen - FILTRATION: Seachem Purigen is not a mixture of ion exchangers or adsorbents, but a unique macro-porous synthetic polymer that removes soluble and insoluble impurities from water at an excelled rate and capacity. PhosGuard is available in bulk which is great for large tank guys like myself. ParaGuard™ is the only fish and filter safe aldehyde based (10% by weight) parasite control product available (for parasites on fish). IMO, PhosGaurd (spherical) is really a superior solution in your case. PhosGuard is an aluminum oxide product made by SeaChem. Without a reactor you'll have to use a less granular GFO to get any good flowthrough and avoid clumping. I buy it by the liter typically as its a much better price that way. 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. 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. Advertisement . While ferric iron is an especially strong phosphate scavenger, it is prone to compaction/clumping. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Advertise today. Don't pay a high price for a brand name, it's all the same rust. This won't be run in a reactor. I did this upon the recommendation of a LFS employee who actually has a degree in marine biology. Anyone used seachem purigen? Seachem released two new products, Seachem PhosBond and Seachem PhosNet, to help rid your system of phosphates and silicates. Hoewel PhosGuard ™ effectief is in zowel zoet als zeewater, zal het beter werken in zeewater en is de behoefte daaraan beter gedefinieerd in zeewater. I've got a candy cane that gets pissed if phos is too low. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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 This worked well for me to get my phosphates under control. According to SeaChem the media is not able to be regenerated. It may not display this or other websites correctly. Seachem Laboratories PhosGuard PhosGuard is a high capacity and high efficiency filtration product for removing phosphates and silicates from marine or fresh water aquaria. Reason I ask is because I just read on Seachem's website what they "determined" based on their research into Al leaching from Phosguard. Only 5 left in stock - order soon. Has anyone used SeaChem SeaGel? Sponsored Links TheReefTank.com. Sorry, the thread was about regenerating DI resin. Its better to control feeding and use less GFO but change it frequently like every 2 weeks. Without a reactor you'll have to use a less granular GFO to get any good flowthrough and avoid clumping. 10-07-2012, 10:37 AM #2: Geoff. Phosguard vs Prosban 2 messages oct. im gona place in a top-filter near medium flow. Just follow the directions for the Phosguard. 3 Even more importantly, this bound phosphate is still available to the water column by exchange, so the sequestering is temporary rather than permanent. Info: PhosGuard™ heeft een grote capaciteit en is een efficiënt filtratie product voor het verwijderen van … You'll need to test for phosphates often because it'll get saturated and need replacement. You'll also want to rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. 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. By It exhibits stronger binding t It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. If the media can’t come into contact with the water, it can’t remove phosphate from it. Have you looked into lanthanum chloride? You can regenerate it in a couple of ways once it's saturated and use it again. piece of cake. Contact Us. Just make sure it does not tumble. May generate heat on initial contact with water. FWIW, GFO does have a depressing effect on alkalinity. You will then know that it is time to change the PhosGuard™. Phosphate binds ... (GFO) sold to aquarists. PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. hair, cyano, blue green....So I am looking to do what I can.... Also the Al based phosphate removers have been shown to irritate some corals as it releases small amounts of Al. 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. Kolar Labs GFO Bayoxide E33 Phosphate Remover – for Freshwater and Saltwater Aquariums, Reef Tanks, Promotes Coral Health 4.3 out of 5 stars 289. they say you dont need to change it for 4-6 months and no need for a reactor. Upload or insert images from URL. GFO works slowly when compared to other medias and is best used inside a fluidized media reactor to maximize media exposure. 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. 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? Over treating is not recommended. I'll probably stick with the acrylic stand I have, I'll just throw a pump under it I guess so crap stops collecting there. They all are GFO so no big difference. Can't spread and grow if it isn't there to begin with. (I can't exactly explain why this happens, but I've seen and heard of it happening more than several times.) 500 gallon 12 EcoTech Radion XR30w LED Lights 2 mp60's 2 mp40's Remove Advertisements. Two Little Fishies ATLPBR150 GFO PhosBan Reactor 150. Granular phosphate removers can become compacted, dramatically limiting their capacity to remove phosphate. 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. Works great. The HC GFO will strip phos quick.Buy BRS HC GFO on a group buy and split it up with your friends. Seachem Denitrate – and Seachem Matrix – can do a fantastic job of helping to lower the nitrates in your aquarium. IMO, PhosGaurd (spherical) is really a superior solution in your case. 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. 2 Dec 2010 Has anyone tried this and how did it work? dont go with GFO! It will rapidly remove phosphates and silica × If you have low levels of phosphate the PhosGuard will absorb the silicate in your system. 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. I'm using brs gfo and don't see any difference I'm still getting algea, On the note of algea removal, physical removal is a great tool. $23.90. PhosGuard™ is highly porous and bead-shaped to promote easy water flow through and around it, thereby increasing both its efficiency and capacity. You can regenerate it in a couple of ways once it's saturated and use it again. 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. 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. I bookmarked another method that I think used hydrogen peroxide and RODI, but I can't find it right now. Chemipure Elite is a fine product. PhosNet has the highest capacity of the Seachem phosphate absorbers at 1.41 mg/g of PO 4 bound, and is a We know how reliable that is. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Is everything going ok in the tank? Using purigen in freshwater aquariums. Purigen question/ Unexplained ammonia. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. ... Be the first to review “Seachem Phosguard” Cancel reply. You might be able to do without one or more of these different chemical filter medias. Seachem PhosGuard heeft een werkende capaciteit om 20 tot 60 mg/L fosfaten uit 400 liter water te verwijderen met een gelijkende impact op silicaten. Seachem Matrix vs. Seachem Purigen? 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. 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. Phosguard. That is fine by me since I don't want to drop P too fast , since I have nothing but SPS in my Tank. Phosguard is 100% for the removal of phosphorus. 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. Sizes: 250 mL Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers PO4 bound (mg/g) PhosGuard … 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. Chemipure Elite is carbon and chemical absorbants with a little bit of GFO thrown in for good measure to help maintain phosphates. Ive always been skeptical of the claim. PhosNet is a granular ferric oxide (GFO) with high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity. Unlike competing products, PhosGuard is bead-shaped for optimum flow characteristics and has an exceptional porosity for enhanc Algea..I used to buy water from a LFS and they were selling water not filtered. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin, it does not release anything into the water. BRS GFO ver Seachem PhosGuard _____ Current tank A.G.E. I've used purigen for years, fw and sw tanks. 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. Phosban is GFO. Don't pack the bag tight with the media because that restricts water flow over/through the media. You can also call your LFSs and see if they buy in bulk and sell small amounts. Although PhosGuard™ is effective in both fresh and marine water, it will operate better in sea water and the need for it is better defined in sea water. You'll also want to rinse off the dust before you put it in the tank. Stick with water changes or known phosphate-reducing media such as Seachem Phosnet, and Phosguard. I use it on a media tray and flip it every few days to expose new areas. Seachem recommends 250mL of Phosguard per 300L of water (a 1:1200 ratio). May generate heat on initial contact with water. PHOSGUARD™ COMPATIBILITY CHARTS. If I'm using Purigen and Phosguard, due I also need to run a carbon?I'm currently using Purigen and Sea Chem Matrix, but was looking to add. Display as a link instead, × Have you ever added livestock that was a game changing addition to your reef. I just regenerated 2 bags of purigen. Continue to test weekly for phosphate until you see it begin to rise again. It doesn't leech. Phosguard by SeaChem efficiently removes phosphates and silicates from marine or freshwater aquaria. 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. You can also call your LFSs and see if they buy in bulk and sell small amounts. Thanks ziyaad, think I'll switch to GFO. 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. The phosban GFO still didn't get rid of everything I wanted to keep out in my tank but I wouldn't say it was bad, just not as effective as the phosgaurd in my opinion. Can someone point it out or tell me how to. It can be placed in a bag in high flow areas (rear compartment, canister filter). Each 500 mL of PhosGuard treats over 600 L (150 gallons) (i.e. But there is one very simple, yet important step you must take in order to unlock their full potential. Some people claim LPS and softies can be affected by it but I have not seen anything like that. 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. Interestingly, the concentration of phosphate, in marine sediment pore waters whose sediment is iron oxide hydroxide, appears to be controlled to a great extent by phosphate bound to the iron. Seachem PhosGuard removes phosphates and silicate from both marine and freshwater aquariums. Unlike highly toxic and difficult to use formalin based medications, ParaGuard™ contains no formaldehyde or methanol and will not alter pH. Hey guys! I am also lazy about changes and maintenance so if I forget it is not going to release the spent up contaminants. 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. PhosNet™ has the highest capacity of the Seachem phosphate absorbers at 1.41 mg/g of PO 4 bound I'd mix some Phosguard with the Matrix (that's what their Seagel product is comprised of). Phosguard is an aluminum based phosphate media. However, only a larger study could definitively demonstrate that to be the case. Cupramine™ effectively eradicates Oodinium, Cryptocaryon, Amyloodinium, Ichthyophthirius, and other ectoparasites of both freshwater and marine fish.It is superior to copper sulfate, chloride & citrate: it is non-acidic, less toxic to fish, remains in solution, and does not contaminate the filter bed. So I'm having a minor issue with some Black Beard Algae (a.k.a Black Brush Algae). Want to grow your business and reach a wider audience? 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. After five weeks of exposure with no mechanical filtration, the aluminum concentration was 0.71mg/L. Thanks. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. It reduces phosphate slower than GFO, and exhausts faster than GFO. 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. You are using an out of date browser. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. From what I've read, only the HC GFO (darker in color and bigger chunks) should be regenerated. The following are classed as GFO’s: Phosban (Granular Ferric Oxide) Seachem Phosguard (Aluminium Oxide) Fauna Marin Ultraphos (Aluminium Oxide) 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. I was thinking of putting bio max in the bottom 3 trays an seachem purigen or chemi pure/elite in the top. What about chemical pure elite etc? GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. 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. I'd go with GFO for ease of use and cost - even if it leeches phosphates back into the water, a GFO change out will bind it back up. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. I only have a 20 long so I buy the single bag of phosgaurd that treats up to 30 gallons and I think it's like 6.99 at my lfs, I take it out of the bag and put it right into my phosban reactor and turn that sucker up on max flow because it doesn't float around like GFO and it stays put at the bottom. GFO is a commonly used media that absorbs phosphates. The media costs are so inexpensive relative to livestock and time investments that I don't think it's ever really worth the risk of screwing something up.   You cannot paste images directly. Opinions/Experienc es-Seachem Purigen/carbon alternatives. Ditto to most everything that's been said. It took me 6 months to figure this out. Assuming the same price (which is what it goes for) which would be better at removing phosphates? PhosGuard. PhosGuard™ may yellow somewhat as it picks up organics, but that is not an indicator of exhaustion for phosphate removal. PhosGuard is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow. Currently feeding reef roids every other day or 2. A luminum oxide is the primary ingredient in several commercial phosphate binders, such as Seachem's PhosGuard™. When do I replace my phosguard ? Whatever you do, make sure to thoroughly rinse with rodi many many times before use. 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