It is widely used in Europe and is now finding success in the United States. Thread starter Reefcowboy; Start date Jul 27, 2014; Tagged users None Jul 27, 2014 #1 Reefcowboy Well-Known Member View Badges. To obtain the best results from RowaPhos and to keep your tank at zero phosphate levels it is important when starting up a new tank or on an existing tank with phosphate levels to use RowaPhos on a permanent basis. Phosban GFO vs Rowaphos. Joined Jul 27, 2014 Messages 882 Reaction score 1,280 Location Long Island, NY. When replacing spent media or when first starting out they recommend 1/2 that amount or only 75 grams for 150 gallons of water and slowly work up to the 150 grams over a period of weeks or months so you don't shock the system causing pH changes and coral bleaching. Discussion in 'General Reef Discussion' started by Poseidon, Oct 4, 2012. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Mathematics Registered. PhosGuard. Hi there im new here but have been reefing for 10+ years. Dave discusses how to remove phosphate from your aquarium using PhosGuard inside a mesh bag. Rowaphos will not leach any phosphates back into the water. PhosGuard™ needs to be replaced every 4 days as long as there is a phosphate problem because, given an infinite amount of available phosphate, PhosGuard™ absorbs phosphate so quickly that it reaches its full capacity in 4 days. It is being used in lakes and ponds and has been refined for the Aquarium Market. Recommended flow in reactor: make sure RowaPhos gently tumbles, you should only see slight jumping of upper particles. Phosguard is more expensive than GFO, and GFO has a great reputation. Multiply recommended amount by the factor of two if you intend to use RowaPhos in a bag rather than reactor. RowaPhos or GFO? GFO will leech phosphates back if left too long. Royal Astro Studio. I didn't have a reactor for my GFO, though, so it didn't work for me. Rowaphos is the leading phosphate removal media for marine and reef aquariums. PhosGuard is an aluminum oxide product made by SeaChem. Phosguard is an aluminum oxide removal media, which has a higher binding affinity for phosphates. Because of the higher cost due to import duties, the inability for me to buy it in bulk, and since it doesn’t work well in a reactor, I don’t use RowaPhos in my tanks. Build Thread Contributor. ROWAphos is the most effective phosphate remover on the market today. RowaPhos will absorb phosphate, silicates and arsenic. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. It doesn't leech. Featured Rowaphos V Phosguard and others :) Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Mathematics, Feb 5, 2012. RowaPhos is a unique man made ferric hydroxide material specifically produced for efficient removal of phosphates, arsenic and silicates from fresh and salt water, having initially been developed in The main difference between these medias is capacity. 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