GFO that makes a differemce By terminator on 12/3/13terminator would recommend this product to a friendI have used many different types of phosphate removal products and for cost, quanity and effectiveness you can't beat the high capacity version of this GFO. There are a few other products that are as effective but cost more and you get less of it. Why spend more?
This is the only practical GFO to use, hands down
Tank is looking better after only days By Geo on 11/20/13Geo would recommend this product to a friendOur LFS ran out of RowaPhos and it was going 3 weeks, I tried other gfos but they didn't do it, too much dust or they would just clump and not tumble, gave the high capacity a go and my tank is already looking better. I believe I will be sticking w this from here out.
works great By jim on 11/18/13jim would recommend this product to a friendez using, little dust.starts cleaning real fast.
Great Product By MICHAELO on 9/30/13MICHAELO would recommend this product to a friendVery well constructed and easy to change canisters, mounting option is cool. Makes use of space and utilizes 2 separate elements for individual change, Bottom line is, it makes life much easier! If you have a need for these elements then you have a need for this item.
Saves space in the sump By GainesvilleReefer on 8/8/13GainesvilleReefer would recommend this product to a friendBy using this over the regular GFO I was able to mix with the ROX carbon and fit in one reactor.
Great!!! By Garry on 8/2/13Garry would recommend this product to a friendGreat Product!!!
Really brings down Phosphate levels By Chris on 7/15/13Chris would recommend this product to a friendBefore I bought my GFO reactor I had a terrible problem with nuisance algae, especially hair. A few of the CUC ate it but it was growing too fast for them to keep up with, even when reducing the lights to only about an hour a day.
I'm amazed at the difference the BRS GFO made once I started running it. It has completely controllled the phosphate levels in my tank from on average 14ppm down to 0.0ppm and no nuisance algae. It's reduced it so much that I now how to supplement nori for the algae eaters so they don't starve!
I'd recommend this for anyone who's serious about controlling their Phosphate levels.
Excellent GFO By Joe on 5/25/13Joe would recommend this product to a friendKeeps my phosphate below 0.003 ppm or 0.032 microMolar, which is the limit of detection with the Hanna Ultra Low Range phosphorous detector (HI-736).
Worked on my algea problem By lwillis22 on 5/15/13lwillis22 would recommend this product to a friendThis was recommended for my algae problem and I was sick of trying different things and them not working. This is pricy but you get what you pay for, works great!
Awesome By Jared on 5/12/13Jared would recommend this product to a friendAwesome product. Works great. Will continue to buy. Highly recommended.
Great Stuff By Bob on 5/12/13Bob would recommend this product to a friendThis is the only way I can keep algae in check
Great Stuff By Bob on 5/12/13Bob would recommend this product to a friendThis is the only way I can keep algae under control
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by Brandon on October 4, 2013, @12:46 PM
How much do u start out with in your reactor? Is there a measurement per gallon ratio?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Brandon,
It depends on how large your tank is. The easiest way to do the math is to use our reef calculator at the link below. You enter the size of the tank and the type of GFO you want to use, it will tell you how much GFO to add.
by Skopp on October 15, 2013, @3:19 PM
what is the amount of GFO HC you would normally run in a 120 gallon reef?
Bulk Reef Supply They there,
For a tank that size you would want to run 1 cup of GFO. The easiest way to do the math is to use the BRS Calculator right here:
by Scott on September 1, 2013, @8:58 AM
Can I use the high capacity in a small tank (30 gallon)?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Scott,
There isn't any minimum size limit to the high capacity gfo. It can be used in any aquarium it just happens to be more popular in larger tanks because you don't need as much media. Its handy when your trying to keep the equipment smaller while still maintaining the same effect.
by Jeff on November 29, 2013, @9:32 AM
Will this work in a phosban 150?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Jeff,
It sure will. Its a great combo if you need something that is hang on back!
by Kevin on October 10, 2013, @10:31 AM
Does the high capacity GFO have to be tumbled in a reactor or could I place it in a media bag and put it in a high flow area of my sump?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Kevin,
It is best when tumbled in a fluidized bed reactor as the media otherwise has a tendency to harden into a brick, but even placed in a filter sock would be better then nothing.
Two Types of GFO:
- Granular GFO is varied in its shapes and requires the least amount of flow to tumble. Good for reactors.
- High Capacity GFO is twice as dense as Granular GFO, so twice as much material will fit into a reactor. It's extremely hard and has less dust to begin with. Fewer fines will be created during use and transportation. By volume, High Capacity GFO will remove roughly twice the phosphate compared to the same volume of Granular GFO. Best overall performance.
Special note on fighting existing algae problems: Algae needs three main nutrients to grow: phosphate, nitrate and light. Reducing any one of these will significantly slow down algae growth but may not completely solve your issue. Once algae takes hold, it can be a difficult battle but it is winnable. The best offense against algae is to take preventative measures and attack nutrient before an outbreak is apparent. Use the following suggestions and be aggressive if an algae problem is already present:
- Maintain undetectable phosphate levels with good feeding habits and use a phosphate remover like GFO. 99% of all phosphate is added to the tank via foods.
- Control nitrate levels by reducing feedings, increasing the water change schedule and maintaining a properly sized protein skimmer.
- Use nutrient free RO/DI water for water changes and top off water
- Shorten your lighting period or intensity. In some cases aquarists have found replacing old bulbs that have fallen out of their intended spectrum helps as well.
- Continuously remove as much algae as possible by hand.
- Add predators - nothing helps an algae outbreak as much as critters who eat it all day long. Various tangs, lawn mower blennies, crabs and snails are all good options. It is also theorized that a healthy pod population will also control algae growth before it gets a chance to take root.
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