Recharging phosguard?

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  1. gaboon

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    I saw a thread a while ago about recharging phosguard with bleach, I've searched but cant find it now. Can someone point it out or tell me how to recharge the stuff.

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  3. ziyaadb

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    u have it mixed with purigen my good man. phosguard is thrown away after use as it absorbs phosphates. purigen is recharged with bleached as its a absorbtion resin oof sorts
     
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    Hit it on the head there, Purigen is cleaned with bleach and its does work! only about 6 times though, amazing product, phosguard is a type of zeolite so once binded to somthin, it cannot be cleaned practically
     
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    dead phosguard is an aluminium based phos remover and not related in any way to zeo stones as zeo stones strip ammonia from the water and phosguard removes phosphate
     
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    Dammit, thats the only reason I bought it. Thanks ziyaad, think I'll switch to GFO.
     
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    its an artificial structure similar to a zeolite ziyaad, I wrote 2 papers on phosphate binding and enthalpy, trust me, its like a little cage for phosphates, the chemical formula is horrific
     
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    yup i agree with that dead. whats so horrific about it? would love to know.
     
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    Not an easy molecule to work with if you want it to do a more specific thing, the aluminum has got such a strong hold of those oxygens, you try to move anything, you mess up the structure like dominoes falling out of place. Its also referred to a molecular sieve
     
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    oooh ok(i have no clue)
     
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    u asked . so i think it means phosguard bad
     
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    It means phosguard is great for mopping up anything in a marine aquarium u dont want, but its bad if you want to change it to only absorb for example potassium
     
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    ok sweet;)
     
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    I know the Brightwell phosphate remover can be recharges as well as the Kent. Which one do you have?
     
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    not the aluminium one Tony, the resin type thats crazy expensive that one can
     
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    The kent phos remover is very reasonably priced and you can use it a few times. You regenerate it by placing it in a hot oven. The pellets lose their efficacy every time they are re-used
     
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