Phosban GFO vs Rowaphos. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. Royal Astro Studio. RowaPhos is a unique man made ferric hydroxide material specifically produced for efficient removal of phosphates, arsenic and silicates from fresh and salt water, having initially been developed in Build Thread Contributor. Joined Jul 27, 2014 Messages 882 Reaction score 1,280 Location Long Island, NY. It is widely used in Europe and is now finding success in the United States. It is being used in lakes and ponds and has been refined for the Aquarium Market. PhosGuard is an aluminum oxide product made by SeaChem. Recommended flow in reactor: make sure RowaPhos gently tumbles, you should only see slight jumping of upper particles. Because of the higher cost due to import duties, the inability for me to buy it in bulk, and since it doesn’t work well in a reactor, I don’t use RowaPhos in my tanks. Phosguard is more expensive than GFO, and GFO has a great reputation. To obtain the best results from RowaPhos and to keep your tank at zero phosphate levels it is important when starting up a new tank or on an existing tank with phosphate levels to use RowaPhos on a permanent basis. Thread starter Reefcowboy; Start date Jul 27, 2014; Tagged users None Jul 27, 2014 #1 Reefcowboy Well-Known Member View Badges. Featured Rowaphos V Phosguard and others :) Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Mathematics, Feb 5, 2012. TLF/Phosban says 150 grams per 150 gallons is the maximum they recommend. RowaPhos will absorb phosphate, silicates and arsenic. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Mathematics Registered. Multiply recommended amount by the factor of two if you intend to use RowaPhos in a bag rather than reactor. RowaPhos or GFO? PhosGuard™ needs to be replaced every 4 days as long as there is a phosphate problem because, given an infinite amount of available phosphate, PhosGuard™ absorbs phosphate so quickly that it reaches its full capacity in 4 days. royal priče, astrologija,kineska astrologija, asteroidi, film, magazin Hi there im new here but have been reefing for 10+ years. Rowaphos is the leading phosphate removal media for marine and reef aquariums. Rowaphos will not leach any phosphates back into the water. PhosBond™ has a higher capacity than PhosGuard™ at 1.19 mg/g of PO 4 bound, and combines the benefits of PhosGuard™ and a pure GFO (strength, high capacity, and rapid phosphate absorption) while … ROWAphos is the most effective phosphate remover on the market today. GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. Discussion in 'General Reef Discussion' started by Poseidon, Oct 4, 2012. When replacing spent media or when first starting out they recommend 1/2 that amount or only 75 grams for 150 gallons of water and slowly work up to the 150 grams over a period of weeks or months so you don't shock the system causing pH changes and coral bleaching. It doesn't leech. ROWAphos was developed in Germany to reduce Phosphates in the Main Water Supply. It is entirely safe in both fresh and saltwater systems. PhosGuard. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. The main difference between these medias is capacity. Dave discusses how to remove phosphate from your aquarium using PhosGuard inside a mesh bag. Joined: Oct 25, 2011 Messages: 570 Likes Received: 0. PhosGuard™ has the lowest capacity at 0.82 mg/g of PO 4 bound, but is the most economical of the four medias. Did n't have a reactor for my GFO, and GFO has a higher binding affinity for phosphates Poseidon Oct! 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