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Seachem Laboratories PhosBond

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PhosBond™ is a revolutionary new product that combines the phosphate removing capabilities of both aluminum oxide and granular ferric oxide into a singular material forming a synergistic effect. It rapidly removes phosphates and silicates from saltwater and freshwater, combining the best of both types of phosphate removers. Its high porosity and surface area give it a large binding capacity, while its physical strength and integrity assures that it will not break down from mechanical stress.

Comparing Seachem Phosphate Removers
PO4 bound (mg/g)
PhosGuard (Alumina Oxide) 0.87
PhosBond (GFO and Alumina Oxide hybrid) 1.19
PhosNet (GFO) 1.41
Directions
For best results, PhosBond™ 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 60 mL (¼ 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 PhosBond™, 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. PhosBond™ 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.

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Seachem
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1980 by Dr. Leo G. Morin. Seachem moved into a state of the art 110,000 square foot facility in Madison, Georgia marking their 25th anniversary in the industry in 2005. This facility includes production and research laboratories, manufacturing, inventory, shipping, and office space.

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I was told that I can reuse Phosbond by let it it dry, but which is the best method?
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To reuse the Phosbond, simply allow the media to dry before using the product. However, do keep in mind that if the Phosbond is exhausted (absorbed as much as it can), it cannot be recharged/reused.
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I have a 65gal reef tank my phosphate were 0.13 and after 4 days use of PhosBond still 0.13 switch to GFO after 4 days 0.00. I used PhosBond in a bag placed in the overflow,the GFO in a AquaMaxx FR-SE reactor.
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