{"id":9564093441,"title":"Seachem | PhosGuard","handle":"seachem-phosguard","description":"\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eDescription\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table table-striped\"\u003e\n\u003cthead\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eComparing Seachem Phosphate Removers\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/thead\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ePO\u003csub\u003e4\u003c\/sub\u003e bound\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ePhosGuard (Alumina Oxide)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e0.87 mg\/g\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.seachem.com\/phosbond.php\"\u003ePhosBond\u003c\/a\u003e (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e1.19 mg\/g\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.seachem.com\/phosnet.php\"\u003ePhosNet\u003c\/a\u003e (GFO)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e1.41 mg\/g\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. PhosGuard™ is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eAluminum Oxide, Soluble Aluminum, and Coral Toxicity\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn recent years, there has been speculation that aluminum oxide based phosphate removers like PhosGuard™ release aluminum into the water and subsequently damage corals. The evidence to support this claim was largely anecdotal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSo, through a series of controlled experiments in both freshwater and saltwater, we intended to address both the question of aluminum solubility and aluminum toxicity. The results of these experiments show that under reef conditions (pH near 8) there is no detectable soluble aluminum released from alumina. Under conditions of low pH and high dosage levels, soluble aluminum can be released from alumina; at three times the label dosage rate, we detected 0.2 mg\/L aluminum at a pH of 5.3.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAdditionally, aluminum oxide is not easily absorbed into the cell to cause negative reactions. Even at three times the dose of PhosGuard™, soft-bodied corals such as Sarcophyton remain unaffected.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor the full report on this study, click \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.seachem.com\/phosguard.php#\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eDirections\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMay generate heat on initial contact with water. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. For best results, PhosGuard™ should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it but not so that it tumbles against itself in flow. It may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Use of a filter bag is recommended. Use 85 mL (1\/3 cup) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) saltwater or 400 L (100 US gallons) freshwater.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeave product in place for 4 days, then test phosphate or silicate concentrations with either MultiTest\u003csup\u003e™\u003c\/sup\u003e: Phosphate or MultiTest\u003csup\u003e™\u003c\/sup\u003e: Silicate. If the concentration of the component you are trying to decrease has not dropped to around 0.02 mg\/L, then replace the PhosGuard™, otherwise leave in place until levels begin to climb again. As long as concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Over treating is not recommended. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin and does not release anything into the water. It does not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water and may be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted. Continuous use of small quantities is better than intermittent use of larger quantities.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eSizes\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 1 L, 2 L, 4 L\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2017-05-25T19:52:46-04:00","created_at":"2017-05-25T19:55:07-04:00","vendor":"Seachem","type":"Filtration","tags":["Brand_Seachem","Price_$0 to $10","Price_$10 to $25","size-100ml","size-500ml"],"price":699,"price_min":699,"price_max":1499,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":35685686977,"title":"100mL","option1":"100mL","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":3549624402020,"product_id":9564093441,"position":3,"created_at":"2018-05-31T21:12:27-04:00","updated_at":"2018-06-01T00:23:05-04:00","alt":"Seachem | Phosguard 100Ml Filtration","width":800,"height":800,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-phosguard-100ml-filtration-super-cichlids-aqua-water-liquid_152.jpg?v=1527826985","variant_ids":[35685686977]},"available":true,"name":"Seachem | PhosGuard - 100mL","public_title":"100mL","options":["100mL"],"price":699,"weight":113,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":3,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"000116018500"},{"id":34740465153,"title":"250mL","option1":"250mL","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":3549624336484,"product_id":9564093441,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-05-31T21:12:27-04:00","updated_at":"2018-06-01T00:23:02-04:00","alt":"Seachem | Phosguard 250Ml Filtration","width":800,"height":800,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-phosguard-250ml-filtration-super-cichlids-liquid-service_545.jpg?v=1527826982","variant_ids":[34740465153]},"available":true,"name":"Seachem | PhosGuard - 250mL","public_title":"250mL","options":["250mL"],"price":999,"weight":312,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":4,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"000116018609"},{"id":34740465089,"title":"500mL","option1":"500mL","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":3549624369252,"product_id":9564093441,"position":2,"created_at":"2018-05-31T21:12:27-04:00","updated_at":"2018-06-01T00:23:04-04:00","alt":"Seachem | Phosguard 500Ml Filtration","width":800,"height":800,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-phosguard-500ml-filtration-super-cichlids-liquid_632.jpg?v=1527826984","variant_ids":[34740465089]},"available":true,"name":"Seachem | PhosGuard - 500mL","public_title":"500mL","options":["500mL"],"price":1499,"weight":635,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"000116018302"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-phosguard-250ml-filtration-super-cichlids-liquid-service_545.jpg?v=1527826982","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-phosguard-500ml-filtration-super-cichlids-liquid_632.jpg?v=1527826984","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-phosguard-100ml-filtration-super-cichlids-aqua-water-liquid_152.jpg?v=1527826985"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1246\/8713\/products\/seachem-phosguard-250ml-filtration-super-cichlids-liquid-service_545.jpg?v=1527826982","options":["Size"],"content":"\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eDescription\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"table table-striped\"\u003e\n\u003cthead\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003cth\u003eComparing Seachem Phosphate Removers\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003cth\u003e\u003c\/th\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/thead\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ePO\u003csub\u003e4\u003c\/sub\u003e bound\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003ePhosGuard (Alumina Oxide)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e0.87 mg\/g\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.seachem.com\/phosbond.php\"\u003ePhosBond\u003c\/a\u003e (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e1.19 mg\/g\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e\n\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.seachem.com\/phosnet.php\"\u003ePhosNet\u003c\/a\u003e (GFO)\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e1.41 mg\/g\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. PhosGuard™ is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eAluminum Oxide, Soluble Aluminum, and Coral Toxicity\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn recent years, there has been speculation that aluminum oxide based phosphate removers like PhosGuard™ release aluminum into the water and subsequently damage corals. The evidence to support this claim was largely anecdotal.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSo, through a series of controlled experiments in both freshwater and saltwater, we intended to address both the question of aluminum solubility and aluminum toxicity. The results of these experiments show that under reef conditions (pH near 8) there is no detectable soluble aluminum released from alumina. Under conditions of low pH and high dosage levels, soluble aluminum can be released from alumina; at three times the label dosage rate, we detected 0.2 mg\/L aluminum at a pH of 5.3.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAdditionally, aluminum oxide is not easily absorbed into the cell to cause negative reactions. Even at three times the dose of PhosGuard™, soft-bodied corals such as Sarcophyton remain unaffected.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor the full report on this study, click \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.seachem.com\/phosguard.php#\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eDirections\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMay generate heat on initial contact with water. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. For best results, PhosGuard™ should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it but not so that it tumbles against itself in flow. It may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Use of a filter bag is recommended. Use 85 mL (1\/3 cup) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) saltwater or 400 L (100 US gallons) freshwater.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLeave product in place for 4 days, then test phosphate or silicate concentrations with either MultiTest\u003csup\u003e™\u003c\/sup\u003e: Phosphate or MultiTest\u003csup\u003e™\u003c\/sup\u003e: Silicate. If the concentration of the component you are trying to decrease has not dropped to around 0.02 mg\/L, then replace the PhosGuard™, otherwise leave in place until levels begin to climb again. As long as concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Over treating is not recommended. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin and does not release anything into the water. It does not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water and may be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted. Continuous use of small quantities is better than intermittent use of larger quantities.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 class=\"heading-primary\"\u003eSizes\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 1 L, 2 L, 4 L\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Seachem | PhosGuard

Product Description
Size
$ 6.99
Maximum quantity available reached.
Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers
PO4 bound
PhosGuard (Alumina Oxide) 0.87 mg/g
PhosBond (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid) 1.19 mg/g
PhosNet (GFO) 1.41 mg/g

PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. PhosGuard™ is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow.

Aluminum Oxide, Soluble Aluminum, and Coral Toxicity

In recent years, there has been speculation that aluminum oxide based phosphate removers like PhosGuard™ release aluminum into the water and subsequently damage corals. The evidence to support this claim was largely anecdotal.

So, through a series of controlled experiments in both freshwater and saltwater, we intended to address both the question of aluminum solubility and aluminum toxicity. The results of these experiments show that under reef conditions (pH near 8) there is no detectable soluble aluminum released from alumina. Under conditions of low pH and high dosage levels, soluble aluminum can be released from alumina; at three times the label dosage rate, we detected 0.2 mg/L aluminum at a pH of 5.3.

Additionally, aluminum oxide is not easily absorbed into the cell to cause negative reactions. Even at three times the dose of PhosGuard™, soft-bodied corals such as Sarcophyton remain unaffected.

For the full report on this study, click here.

May generate heat on initial contact with water. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. For best results, PhosGuard™ should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it but not so that it tumbles against itself in flow. It may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Use of a filter bag is recommended. Use 85 mL (1/3 cup) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) saltwater or 400 L (100 US gallons) freshwater.

Leave product in place for 4 days, then test phosphate or silicate concentrations with either MultiTest: Phosphate or MultiTest: Silicate. If the concentration of the component you are trying to decrease has not dropped to around 0.02 mg/L, then replace the PhosGuard™, otherwise leave in place until levels begin to climb again. As long as concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Over treating is not recommended. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin and does not release anything into the water. It does not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water and may be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted. Continuous use of small quantities is better than intermittent use of larger quantities.

100 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 1 L, 2 L, 4 L

Vendor: Seachem

Get Free Shipping ($3.99 value) when you enter the code 'SHIP4FREE' at checkout.  Please note that only one code can be entered per order.  Choose which code is best for you.  

Super Cichlids is proud to offer a 14 day NO HASSLE RETURN policy.  What does that mean.  It means that when you purchase a great product from Super Cichlids and for what ever reason you are unhappy with the item you can return it for a FULL refund.  The 14 Day return period starts when you receive the item.  

Refunds will be charged back to the account that was used to pay for the item.  Please allow 3 to 5 days for the money to post.  

 

Please contact us using Facebook messenger via the icon below or by sending an email to lisa@supercichlids.com.