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redawg

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Rowaphos is the best you can get as far as i know.. phosban is a distant 2nd.. it's a good idea to use a iron based phosphate reducer..
 

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Have to agree, testing done in comparison to Phosban shows it being 5 times better, got to love that as Phosban is a pretty darn good product in itself.

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iron based. from what I have read its much more highly refined and thus allows for more ppm absorbtion. The univercity of berlin did a comparison testing between rowaphos, phos ban and a couple of others. Rowa looked pretty impressive. I have the study, its a long one.

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Hey I was just talking to Todd at Custom Aquatics about rowaphos and he was telling me that everyone is coming out with a liguid phosphate remover that works alot better than any of the solid ones. He says that they are selling a one part one for about a month now by salifert and that carib-sea just got a patent on a two parter that has the same stuff as the one parters and something else in the B part. He says they have the salifert one parter and should have the carib-sea two parter monday. He said he has talked to numerous different people and organiztions about these products and everyone is really syked about these liquid ones. He says carib-sea has had theirs in some public aquar. for two years now, with phenominal results. Mike or anyone else heard about this?
 

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that was my first question. He was not sure how these work but he said he thinks it converts phosphates into something that is either removed by the skimmer, or into something that is not harmful. I hope mike knows something about it. I am going to talk to Todd more on Monday, he is going to find out more.
 

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When I was looking for a phosphate remover last time a guy at marine depot reccomended a product put out by Korallin called PO4-minus. Sounded like it work the same as the ones mentioned earlier. It is a liquid that uses your skimmer for export. The ? I had was if the efficience of your skimmer would dictate how well this product works.I think we all have seen some skimmers with less than desirable performance. I'll definitely keep my eye on this kind of product in the future though as it sounds like it is very easy to use.
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Hmm liquid would raise that question with me to Scott. Sounds like it is trying to percipate it. not sure that would be a good route.

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Mike Todd said it is alot more efficent then the other way and it is alot cheaper for the product and several big public aquar. have been using it for a couple years now and love it. I guess you haven't heard about it either. This guy seamed to think it was going to be the best thing since the skimmer.
 

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hmmm where have I heard that before lol. I would have to really look into it prior to saying anything critical. Just the basic premise doesnt sound very good. do you have a link to them???

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Mike I was talking to a guy named Todd at Custom Aquactics ph # 800-397-7238 he said they are carring the one by Salifert which has beenon the market about 1mo. and that they well have carib-seas stuff monday, there are other mfg too coming out with it. He said carib-sea just spent 10,000 on a patent for their two part one, everyone else is a one part. Give him a call and let us know what you think
 

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mojoreef said:
I would have to really look into it prior to saying anything critical. Just the basic premise doesnt sound very good. do you have a link to them???

Mike
I wonder instead of precipitating it out to the sand if it some how is bound up and remains in the water column in a form that can be skimmed out easy? that would be a good product if that is in fact how it works.

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Hmm not alot of info to go on on the site. but I guess we couldnt ask them to list the ingredients, lol
Well thier are some things we can figure by reading between the lines.:p

The phosphate bound by this supplement and not removed by skimming within 24 hours will be set free again by bacterial action

It also avoids binding of phosphate to corals, live rock and sand, increasing the ability of corals and calcareous algae to grow much faster.

Measurement of the aquarium water, when using Phosphate Eliminator will not show that this supplement has bound the phosphate. That is, a test will not give a lower reading. The reason for this is that phosphate test kits require acidic reagents lowering the pH below 4, and such a low pH re dissolves the bound phosphate.

mike
 
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