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Starting at: $21.99
Starting at: $59.99
Starting at: $59.99
Starting at: $59.99
Does what it's suppose to do! By Stephane on 6/6/2014Stephane would recommend this product to a friendSince 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 4/21/2014Trevor would recommend this product to a friendDeciding 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 2/11/2014Jimsreeftank would recommend this product to a friendi went from phos of .5 to .2 in 18 hrs!!
good product works great ... By Ocean11 on 2/8/2014Ocean11 would recommend this product to a friendI 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 2/7/2014VAL would recommend this product to a friendmy 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 1/26/2014Laura would recommend this product to a friendThis 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 11/14/2013Jared would recommend this product to a friendThis 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 6/17/2013PMK would recommend this product to a friendI'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 5/24/2013Todd would recommend this product to a friendI 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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by VAL on February 6, 2014, @3:05 AM
hi i just started using this product seems like pretty good stuff, i am measuring 0.07 is that considered good enough, i only keeping fish and soft corals, if i keep using it will it go down to zero eventually, also how much should i use for a 30 gallon tank instructions are a little vague, and when would you reccomend changing it out every 2 weeks?? do hard corals need absolute zero phosphate to survive? thanks for your help..
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Val,
Keep using it and let it go as low as it can. Phosphates usually aren't limiting to micro algae until they get below .03, so that is generally the target number but even lower is better as phosphates have other negative side effects such as slowing coral skeleton growth, though in most cases the phosphate itself isn't toxic so much as it has a lot of undesirable side effects (like being algae food).
by Kathy on February 7, 2014, @11:02 AM
Does this come in a bag of some kind?
Bulk Reef Supply HI Kathy,
It comes in a small plastic container. Its best run in a fluidized bed reactor or at the very least you would want to put it in a filter sock.
RowaPhos was developed in Germany for treating main water supplies. RowaPhos is a patented, man made ferric hydroxide material chemically engineered for the efficient removal of phosphates, arsenic and silicates from fresh and saltwater.
- 100 g/100 mL RowaPhos will remove 3ppm of phosphate from 100 US gallons of saltwater.
- 250 g/250 mL RowaPhos will remove 3ppm of phosphate from 250 US gallons of saltwater.
- 500 g/500 mL RowaPhos will remove 3 ppm of phosphate from 500 US gallons of saltwater.
- 1000g/ 1 L RowaPhos will remove 3 ppm of phosphate from 1000 US gallons of saltwater.
- 5 kg/5 L RowaPhos will remove 3 ppm of phosphate from 4500 US gallons of saltwater.
RowaPhos Recommendation for Use:
- Never wash the product unless fluidising.
- It must be kept damp at all times, it is not as effective if it dries out therefore, replace the lid if not using all of the container.
- Place the product between two layers of filter wool in a canister filter.
- Do not sprinkle into the your reef tank.
- Do not place it into water without surrounding it with filter wool
- RowaPhos recommends that you use a small quantity and replace regularly rather than a large amount and replace infrequently.
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