- Xport-PO4 Phosphate Absorption Media - Brightwell Aquatics
Xport-PO4 is great for tanks that have minimal aquascape, or heavily stocked. The biomedia cubes can be put just about anywhere within the system to allow more surface area for biological filtration, resulting is faster removal of phosphates. Bacteria will colonize on surfaces within the aquarium, and by adding more surface area will give the bacteria more space to flourish resulting in lower overall nutrients in the aquarium
Brightwell utilizes NanoIntelex technology creating a highly superior biomedia packed with ultra activated phosphate removal material. The cubes have a vast amounts of surface area that will allow beneficial bacteria to colonize. Xport-PO4 works with all types of saltwater aquariums and can be employed in just about any fashion that doesn't tumble the cubes.
Xport-PO4 is a superior biomedia that utilizes NanoIntelex technology allowing Brightwell to create one of the best, most adaptable phosphate removing biomedia cubes on the market today. Made specifically with ultra-activated materials that have the ability to easly outlast some of the most advanced phosphate removal medias out there.
- Utilizes NanoIntelex Technology to create an enhanced, "ultra-activated" material with the capacity to outperform conventional phosphate-adsorption media by over 500%
- Removes ~30 - 100 mg phosphate per 1 g of media, dependant upon initial concentration in system.
- Open structure and high surface area results in superior flow-through characteristics and adsorptive efficiency.
- Higher adsorptive capacity relative to conventional media results in smaller space requirements to achieve equivalent phosphate uptake.
- Capable of removing phosphate for over 1-year after initial placement in aquatic system.
- May be used in conjunction with Xport-BIO and Xport-NO3.
Instructions and Guidelines
Read all instructions before use. The use of a mechanical pre-filter to remove particulate organic material from water prior to its interaction with this media will improve efficiency. Rinse Xport-PO4 in purified water or low-TDS fresh water, then place media into a clean pail and fill with water from the aquarium into which the media is to be placed. At an initial phosphate concentration of 1 ppm or less, 350 g of Xport-PO4 is capable of extracting ~10.5 g of phosphate; this equates to 1 g of Xport-PO4 per 396 US-gallons (1,500 L) to eliminate 0.02 ppm phosphate. Replace media when phosphate concentration ceases to decrease (if greater than 0 ppm) or begins to increase. In low-nutrient aquaria, it is not uncommon for several months to pass before the media has become exhausted. If corals or other invertebrates appear to react negatively to the use of the media, it may be an indication that reactive phosphate is being removed too aggressively; decrease amount used by 50% and continue use until phosphate concentration appears to be immeasurable. The most efficient use of Xport-PO4 will rely upon regular testing for phosphate with an accurate test kit to ensure that the mass of media being employed is suitable for the system requirements.
A flow-through rate of 1 - 3x the total aquarium volume per hour is recommended. Do not fluidize; fluidization serves to decrease filtration efficiency and may cause gradual deterioration of the material, potentially resulting in dispersal of harmless, but unattractive, dust throughout the system. Canister filtration: Load Xport-PO4 into filter cartridge as directed by filter manufacturer. Passive filtration: Place Xport-PO4 loosely in an 800µm mesh filter bag and locate in an area of low- to medium-flow. Media reactors: If placing Xport-PO4 into a media reactor, ensure that the media remains "static" and non-moving.
Not Happy with this Product By neil on 4/11/2020neil wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy Phosphate levels were out of control, up to 2.5, at the time I was relying totally on water changes, which obviously didnt work. I purchased a reactor and a 250 mil tub of RowaPhos Phoshate Remover, started using it changing it weekly, within 3 weeks my phosphate levels were down to .18 (using HANNA Checker). I then switched over to Xport-PO4 thinking I was getting a higher quality product that would not require changing as frequently and my levels started climbing right away, I am now back up to .54 and not particularly thrilled at effectiveness of this product. As much as I don't like dealing with the coffee ground consistency of the other one during changes at least it works.
expected more from Brightwell... By Attila on 8/14/2019Attila wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis product absolutely does nothing. I was so excited to purchase thinking it will bring down my phosphates and don't have to keep using expensive GFO. I feel like I spent a lot of money for pieces of charcoal looking rocks that does NOTHING! don't be fooled by the 500% better then GFO, etc. I wish this product turned out to do what it says it should and very disappointed. I even wrote to Brightwell 2 weeks ago and still have not heard back because I really wanted to hear their take on my experience... I guess they don't give a crap. I also see some give this a good review here, please let me know how you got this product to work. I was at .4 Phosphates using GFO, as soon as I switched to xport PO4 it climbed up to .8 then now above .9 ... using Hana ULR so only will go up to .9, I am higher now with using this product.
This brand is top notch. By Alisha on 5/9/2018Alisha would recommend this product to a friendIve tried everything to get my phosphates down below .25. Ive tried the popular phosguard with no luck. I thought this was a long shot, but a few weeks after it was installed and i tested and they were .1! It also worked for my nano that is now 0. This is the brand i use for my salt and dosing need, but now its for sure the only brand i use in my tank.
Most cost effective to date over the years could find. By Morse on 11/24/2017Morse would recommend this product to a friendThis stuff is so powerful and lasts so long compared to any other media I have used(a lot). Just need to rinse good and no reactor needed. In my 180 reef just use the out put of the u/v to drop into these with a little felt in between as to not grind them. Maybe 12-15 cubes That's it for months of perfect readings. Have 15+ year old fish and fair bio load soft corals inverts etc.
Be sure to rinse well By Jedidiah on 6/14/2017Jedidiah would recommend this product to a friendWhen first rinsing these cubes be sure to rinse them extremely well. I thought I had done a good job but as soon as I put them into my tank the return pumps started blowing a ton of rust colored fines all over my tank. Took about 2 weeks to clean it out with a canister filter and lots of polyfil. Since then however, I have not been able to measure any phosphates in my tank using a salifert test kit. My tank is still relatively new so I'm am going through different algae outbreaks but all in all I am very happy with the Xport cubes. I have them packed tight in a mesh bag and in a relatively high flow area before the bigger return pump. I have seen no noticeable deterioration or crumbling.
Can this be put in nylon bag and put in the sump
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