- NeoPhos - Balanced Phosphorus Supplement - Brightwell Aquatics
- Used in conjunction with MICROBACTER7 and REEF BIOFUEL or KATALYST, enables natural nitrogen uptake to take place in systems with inadequate phosphorus content, lowering ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate concentrations without the use of chemical filtration media and without resorting to polluting the system with organic material to raise the phosphorus content.
- Recommended for use by advanced reef aquarists maintaining ultra-low nutrient content systems, only.
- May be used with MICROBACTER7, REEF BIOFUEL and/or KATALYST, and NEONITRO to achieve desired nutrient content in reef aquaria for improved health and coloration of inhabitants.
Instructions and Guidelines
Please refer to the directions on the bottle's packaging for the most up to date concentrations and dosing instructions.
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Purified water, proprietary phosphorus salts.
Successfully-operated low-nutrient and ultra-low-nutrient reef aquaria rely upon a balance of carbon, nitrogen,
and phosphorus in order to enable beneficial microbes to efficiently remove latent organic material by means of consuming it and converting it into additional microbial biomass. The resulting perpetual supply of planktonic microbes is exported from the system via protein skimming and/or captured by corals and other suspension-feeding invertebrates, recycling the once-latent organic material (waste) into additional biomass of these organisms. These nutrients are also required by zooxanthellae, and therefore by zooxanthellate invertebrates, for continued existence.
The ability of microbes to remove nutrients from their surroundings relies upon the presence of adequate supplies of organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus; if any one of these nutrients is not present in adequate supply, microbial uptake slows or ceases and the concentrations of the remaining nutrients increases as nutrient input continues. The aquarist may employ appropriate filtration material to reduce the concentrations of these nutrients, however bringing the nutrient concentrations into "balance" will accomplish the same task. Failure to maintain adequate nutrient content in any reef system may result in bleaching and/or tissue degradation of zooxanthellate invertebrates.
Good By Randy on 4/29/2020Randy would recommend this product to a friendIt’s a good product but the concentration of the solution has decreased requiring a lot more of the product to raise phosphate levels.
Not Recommended By Tony G on 4/5/2020Tony G wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy tank has been running for 12 months and I have had undetectable phosphate for all that time. I am running a fuge and the chaeto seems to process all the food in my tank and is growing like crazy so that's why the level is so low. I also perform a 15% water change every week and that seems to remove anything the chaeto misses. I know that undetectable phosphate isn't supposed to be good so I bought some Neophos to raise it when my tank was about 7 months old.
The first time I dosed Neophos to my tank (8.3 ml to my 130 gallon system) the results the next morning were definitely not good. My acans that are normally fat and happy were all shrunk up and looking miserable and my fungia was all shrunk down, too. I didn't think that it could have been due to the Neophos so I kept dosing for about 5 days. Each day, more and more of my corals started to shrink up and look really unhappy. I stopped dosing after 5, days and did a water change on my normal schedule and a couple days later things were returning back to normal. During this whole time my phosphate levels were still undetectable using my test as well as having a separate test at my LFS, so overdosing definitely wasn't the issue.
I hadn't changed anything else during the dosing period but I still wasn't convinced the issue was due to the Neophos. I thought that something else may have been causing my problem since my tank is still in the first year. However, I have repeated this experiment twice more and every time I get the same results after a single dose of Neophos. Each time my corals shrink up and don't like it. This happens after the very first dose on three separate occasions so I am now convinced that Neophos is the issue.
I don't know what's in this but my tank definitely doesn't like it.
Not sure what these other reviews are talking about By Cole on 1/29/2020Cole would recommend this product to a friendSeems to work exactly as directions describe, I dosed my tank per directions and it raised my phosphate on my red sea test kit almost EXACTLY the amount it said it would. Maybe it was stronger before but it seems plenty strong enough to me, this bottle should last me forever, maybe if you have a 300 gal tank I could see wanting a stronger concentration but otherwise seems to be exactly as advertised.
It works but it’s a weak solution By Dustin on 12/9/2019Dustin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMuch weaker solution than it used to be. It does increase phosphate but takes literally 5 times as much of it as it used to.
It’s good but now it’s watered down By Dustin on 10/26/2019Dustin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIt works as described but now I have to used 5 times as much since they change the concentration. Now I’m looking for an alternative.
Works but seems watered down By EJK on 10/15/2018EJK would recommend this product to a friendThis product did successfully raised my tank's phosphate level but it required the entire bottle, dosing over the course of a week. I only have about a 100 gallon tank. After the bottle was emptied, it bought a bottle of Seachem Flourish Phosphorus and it is much more concentrated, requiring a lot less. However, this product is slightly cheaper but I don't believe to be a great value.
Complicated instructions, but works. By Iliana on 9/12/2018Iliana would recommend this product to a friendNeoPhos works but the instructions are really complicated. Most important information:
1 ml NEOPHOS will increase the phosphate concentration in 1 US-gallon (~3.8 L) by ~1.2 ppm. Use Hanna low range phosphate tester to ensure targeted phosphate level is reached.