- 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.
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.