Seachem released two new products, Seachem PhosBond and Seachem PhosNet, to help rid your system of phosphates and silicates. The trusty go-to granular ferric oxide (GFO) gets a boost in both of these products with PhosBond combining GFO with aluminum oxide and PhosNet taking regular GFO up a notch with high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity.
PhosBond takes the best of both worlds with both aluminum oxide and granular ferric oxide (GFO) into a singular material with a synergistic effect to rapidly remove phosphates and silicates from both saltwater and freshwater. According to the Seachem, “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.” PhosBond is not an exchange resin and will not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water. In fact, it can be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted.
PhosNet is a super GFO. Thanks to its high porosity, high surface area and high binding capacity it should work better at removing phosphates and silicate from both freshwater and saltwater. The release notes on the product show it has stronger binding capacity than other GFOs on the market to get you solid results at reducing PO4 and silicates. consequently can reduce phosphates and silicates to very low levels. Just like PhosBond, PhosNet is not an exchange resin and will not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water. In fact, it can be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted.
Both products should be available from your favorite Seachem retailer in the near future.