PhosBan Reactor 150
The PhosBan Reactor 150 is designed to push water upwards from the bottom and through the media. This forces an even distribution of water throughout the media and prevents channeling from occurring. The PhosBan 150 can be mounted under the aquarium or hung on the back of the aquarium. It comes with barb hose fittings for 1/2″ tubing and a 1/2″ barbed ball valve included for flow control. The Phosban 150 is compatible with with any pump with a flow rate between 100 and 250gph and 1/2″ connections. Tubing NOT included; 1/2″ ID flexible tubing required
17.5″ x 4.5″ Footprint.
Fills with 130 grams (250ml) to 200 grams (385 ml) of PhosBan.
One reactor is designed for up to 600 litres.
Recommended flow rate: 80 gph = 300 lph for 130 grams PhosBan, 90 gph = 342 lph for 200 grams.
Can be installed as hang-on, sump, above tank, etc.
Use with any granular chemical media, including HydroCarbon 2 Activated carbon or ROWAphos.
How to set up a Phosban reactor : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKeVUF8q2XY
Phosphorous is often present in excess in reef aquaria, and that excess has the potential to cause at least two substantial problems for reef keepers. The first is that phosphate is often a limiting nutrient for algae growth, so when elevated it can permit excessive growth of undesirable algae. The second is that it can directly inhibit calcification by corals and coralline algae. Because most reef keepers don’t want either of these things to happen, they strive to keep phosphorus levels under control. Fortunately, there are several effective ways to keep phosphorus concentrations at acceptable levels and using a phosphate reactor with high quality phosphate removing media is one option.
Many commercial phosphate binders are used in reef aquaria. Many of these are inorganic solids that bind phosphate onto their surfaces. One common type is aluminum oxide (such as Seachem’s PhosGuard™ and Kent’s Phosphate Sponge™). Another common type is iron oxide hydroxide (such as ROWA®phos, PhosBan®and Salifert Phosphate Killer™). These materials primarily bind inorganic orthophosphate, but they may bind some organic materials as well.