Feed your fish, not your algae
RowaPhos is the professional method of removing phosphate and silicate. It works in all types of aquariums and ponds.
- 100ml of RowaPhos will treat up to 800 litres of freshwater or 400 litres of saltwater
- 250ml of RowaPhos will remove up to 3ppm of phosphate from 2000 litres of freshwater or from 1000 litres of saltwater
- 500ml of RowaPhos will remove up to 3ppm of phosphate from 4000 litres of freshwater or from 2000 litres of saltwater
- 1000ml of RowaPhos will treat up to 8000 litres of freshwater or 4000 litres of saltwater
Every time you feed your fish, one side effect is adding phosphate waste into the water. In any aquarium, phosphates will in turn feed nuisance algae. Algae can overrun freshwater plants meaning that they are unable to grow properly. It can also smother expensive corals and damage them. By removing phosphates from the water you take away this food source for unwanted algae. By using a phosphate remover, you can continue to feed your aquarium pets without worrying about feeding pest algae.
Low phosphates are better for corals
Phosphates will greatly affect the formation of coral skeletons. High phosphate levels reduce calcification by over 50% meaning that corals do not grow healthily under these conditions. Corals will colour up better with lower phosphate levels.
We recommend to keep phosphate levels at between 0.01 – 0.1ppm depending upon your coral choice and type of system. At Cornwall Aquatics we aim for a phosphate levels of 0.01 – 0.03ppm in most of our reef aquariums. Is is best to measure phosphate levels so that you know when the media needs changing. If you have a marine tank you will want an accurate test kit. We use the Hanna Ultra Low Range Phosphate Checker.
Why is RowaPhos different?
RowaPhos was initially developed in Germany for treating mains water supplies.
It is a unique and patented, man made ferric hydroxide material. Chemically engineered for the efficient removal of phosphates, arsenic and silicates from fresh and salt water.
This remover has a huge absorption ability. 1000ml of RowaPhos will remove up to 3ppm of phosphate from 8000 litres of freshwater or from 4000 litres of saltwater.
The product is easy to use because once this media is full, it doesn’t leach phosphates back into the water. You can use it in a filter or in a media reactor for best results.
In independent tests carried out by the Berlin Technical University, RowaPhos was found to be extremely efficient. Other medias tested reached only to 30 – 40 % of its removal capacity by weight. RowaPhos continued on to remove phosphates at lower concentrations. It also had a higher maximum holding capacity.