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RowaPhos Phosphate Remover

  • Does what it's suppose to do! By Stephane on 6/6/2014

    Since i have a new tank and it's settling in, i was faced with a rapid green hair algea bloom. all the while i still had diatoms galore after 8 months. I bought some live stock to help but was losing the battle. As i did more research i found out that my cause was high phosphate. sure enough my levels were high. So i purchased a reactor and put BRS Bulk GFO Granular Ferric Oxide. I lowered the phosphates successfully to 0.02 and holding. The green hair algea is slowly dying off however my diatoms are blooming.

    I switched to this products are diatoms are indication that there is a high level of silicates. I've been using it for about 1 week now, and i have noticed a drastic reduction of silicates and my phosphates are at 0.01!

    Hopefully, a couple more weeks and ill be rid of the algea
  • A good decision By Trevor on 4/21/2014

    Deciding to run phosphate remover was one of the best decisions I made when setting up a reef tank. Rowaphos works well and lasts for a couple of months before it needs to be replaced.

    I know the product says not to rinse it, but I would never run this without rinsing it. The best way to change media is to combine it with a water change.
    -Remove old media and drain reactor
    -Add new media
    -Route the reactor effluent to a 5 gallon bucket
    -Turn on pump and run 5 gallons through it
    -Put 5 gallons of fresh saltwater back in your tank
    -Move reactor effluent back to sump and dump the red waste water

    If you don't rinse the media, you'll blow red particles all around the tank. Soft corals seem especially sensitive to it and will shrink up for a day.
  • fantastic By Jimsreeftank on 2/11/2014

    i went from phos of .5 to .2 in 18 hrs!!
  • good product works great ... By Ocean11 on 2/8/2014

    I just started using this product for a couple of weeks now and have brought my Phosphate readings dow from...0.50 to 0.07 good stuff
  • good product By VAL on 2/7/2014

    my phosphate levels were .50, i have now got it down to .07 in only a couple of weeks great product, in one of the reviiews above it says to rinse it ...you are not suppose to rinse it according to the instructions...
  • Algae disappears markedly after adding By Laura on 1/26/2014

    This is a great product, but make sure you rinse it thoroughly before you get it going in your tank!
  • Proven Po4 Remover By Jared on 11/14/2013

    This product is worth every penny. I am using it in a Pass through filter style system, with the included bag. getting ~250GPH on a 60 Gal Setup. when phosphate gets to .01 its time to replace. They recommend replacing a lesser amount more often. Depending on your phosphate levels.
  • My favorite By PMK on 6/17/2013

    I've run Rowaphos for about 6 years now and have always liked its results. You know when its time to replace when you see some hair starting or levels of phosphates show up in your testing. Its downside is price but you can really run rowaphos a long time and not have to worry about leaching. So you get its moneys worth. I'll be running it for more years to come I'm sure.
  • Great product By Todd on 5/24/2013

    I have been using this product for about 6 months and has always kept my phosphates reading 0. It is very dirty when you first fluidize but clears up pretty quickly. A little bit goes a long way. I change mine about every 3 months, it could possibly last longer but I change it before the phosphates start reading.

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