Bio-Phos 80 is a new synthetic iron hydroxide PO4 remover

Bio-Phos 80 is a new phosphate removing resin that just hit the scene from Bio Aquatek. Bio-Phos 80 is a synthetic iron hydroxide resin designed to be a supercharged PO4 remover that is stronger and more durable than your traditional…

Cost of Lanthanum and Neodymium rise sharply following China’s stockpiling of rare earth metals

There is one chemical reaction at which the rare earth metal Lanthanum is particularly good at, and that’s precipitating phosphate from water. The use of Lanthanum Chloride (LaCl3) to precipitate phosphate from reef aquarium water has grown in recent years,…

PO4x4 Phosphate Remover pulls 4x more phosphate than GFO

PO4x4 Phosphate Remover is a new product claiming to remove up to four times as much phosphate as your traditional Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO).┬áPO4x4 Phosphate Remover was developed by Reef Interests the same company that brought the original NP BioPellets…

Fauna Marin’s new Ultra Power Phos

There is a new phosphate and silicate remover available from Fauna Marin called Ultra Power Phos and made in conjunction with Bayer chemicals. One of the main ingredients Reef Builders has found out is Iron-hydroxide. Fauna Marin says that it…