Seachem PhosGuard™


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Obi-Wan, please send me details on Seachem PhosGuard™

I need the product to run in a reactor

PhosGuard

thanks :thumbup:
 
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Done

Warren

I mailed replies, twice.

Somehow found in spamfolder(?)

I have plenty stock, just fwd requirements.

ciao!
 

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How often do you replace the Phosguard? I have it in the tank for the last 2 weeks.
 
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Are you testing, or have reason to believe.....??

Min. 4 weeks on tanks with considerable bioload, and moderately acceptable phosphate inputs.

More than TREBLE that, if tank is conservatively stocked, or recently established.

MOST systems' Phosguard replacement intervals hover inbetween.

(REDUCED Period applies if uncured LR was added, or used)



Moderately acceptable assumes ZERO to MINIMAL phosphate source/s from :

Wasteful feeding

High Phosphate Food type/s and preparation

POOR detritus management

Low quality RO/NSW use

Synthetic salt with more than traces of Phosphate

Freshwater/gas phase or "cheaper" Activated Carbon grades

Inefficient skimming
 
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What colour must the white beads be to give me an indication that it is time to replace ?
 
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Colour NOT important

Colour change doesn't indicate exhaustion.
sediment, diatoms, algae can all prematurely alter colour.....

Sometimes NEW product is pure white, or it has a beige appearance

RATHER
determine replacement interval by Testing - increase in phosphate OR silicate
OR intank observation for signs of reappearance of nuisance algae.

AND using the TIPS in post above

My advice for YOUR tank, based on my knowledge of how you run your tank :

Replace every 8-10wks, and only use HALF the mnfr dosage.

Phosguard is active as long as levels are within YOUR working range.
ESPECIALLY if you have made efforts to reduce phosphate inputs PRIOR to reduced phosguard dosage.

What colour must the white beads be to give me an indication that it is time to replace ?
 
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Thanks Obi Wan

I need to get another batch soon, as I used the entire contents this time round and algae or cyano have not been a problem, but rather be safe ;)
 
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