New – Phosphate Reducer Pad 10 X 18 X 1″



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Media pad made of poly-fiber which will lower the level of phosphate in your tank.
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Phosphate Reducer Pad

For tanks housing corals and other reef animals, phosphate concentrations below 0.02 parts per million (ppm) are recommended. Problems, especially with runaway algal growth, usually can be observed as concentrations exceed one or two ppm. JBJ Phosphate Reducer Media Pads will maintain safe phosphate levels in your aquarium, ultimately helping to increase your fish's life span. Like all our infused media pads, our long-lasting poly-fiber material is up to twice as thick and is much more rigid than competing pads, enabling them to fit tighter, hold their shape longer, filter more effectively, and last longer. These pads will: * Quickly reduce phosphates to safe levels * Promote beneficial bacteria colonies for a healthier aquatic environment * Effectively remove all organic particles, foreign debris, residual medications, excess food, and waste * Improve and maintain fish health

Why you need a Phosphate Reducer Pad

Phosphate (PO4) is found in all aquariums, even the majority of aquarium owners don't realize it's present. If your aquarium isn't well maintained, the level of phosphate will continue to rise and lead to the growth of algae. The testing for phosphate and the knowledge about the causes of phosphate present in your aquarium water can help minimize its impact. While phosphate isn't able to directly affect your fish, even when it is at a high level, algae blooms caused by the elevated levels of phosphate could eventually cause issues for the fish in your aquarium. The green water that is rich in algae could alter the pH (acid-base equilibrium) and lower the oxygen levels, which could affect the fish The levels of phosphate naturally increase in the aquarium when the wastes of fish and food that are not eaten are degraded. The phosphate can also be introduced into the aquarium through external sources. Everything from fish foods to substances used in buffering the water the tap water itself may have significant levels of phosphate. The sources of phosphate are:
  • Uneaten food
  • Plant decay
  • Dying algae
  • Fish feces
  • Salts for aquariums
  • pH buffers
  • kH buffers
  • Tap water
0.50 lbs
10 × 18 × 1 in
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is hiring a professional necessary to set up a saltwater aquarium?

As a general rule, a larger custom aquarium might require installation by a professional. However, a kit from our online fish store is relatively affordable and beginner friendly. That means you should have no problem setting it up yourself.

Which saltwater aquarium fish should you choose when starting out?

Consider a yellow tang fish. This popular saltwater aquarium fish does a great job of coexisting with other types of fish you’ll find in our online fish store.

How does a saltwater aquarium differ from a freshwater one?

Saltwater aquariums require a bit more maintenance and monitoring than freshwater tanks. Different fish require different levels of salinity, pH tolerances, and temperature requirements. They also require specialized pumps, filters, and other equipment that can handle salt. We can guide you through everything you need to know to set up a healthy, thriving reef tank.

Do fish in a saltwater aquarium swim in a school?

That depends on the species. However, if it’s a fish that swims in a school in the wild, they’ll do the same in an aquarium. Some fish that swim in schools include the green and blue chromis, cardinalfish, and dartfish, for example. When ordering from an online fish store, make sure you do your research on how specific fish species behave to ensure they’ll school (or at least coexist) with your current fish.

Is the effort required to maintain a saltwater aquarium worth it?

Yes! Many aquarists dream of owning thriving saltwater aquariums. You have a tiny piece of the ocean in your home, featuring magical and exotic fish that can only survive in saltwater.