New generation phosphate adsorption media maximize nutrient export capacity for superior, longer-lasting performance. Brightwell Aquatics Xport PO4 Cubes Phosphate Adsorption Media features highest porosity flow through characteristics that optimize phosphate adsorption while eliminating compaction and mud formation associated with conventional granulated ferric oxide (GFO) media.
Brightwell Aquatics Xport PO4 Cubes Phosphate Adsorption Media measures approximately 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5". Use about 10 to 30 Xport PO4 Cubes for every 100 U.S. gallons (380 L) of system capacity depending on the initial phosphate level as tested by a quality test kit. 250 ml treats up to 450 gallons of system capacity. Suitable for use with koi ponds and all freshwater and marine aquariums.
- Utilizes NanoIntelex Technology to create an enhanced, "ultra-activated" material
- Removes ~30 - 100 mg phosphate per 1 g of media, dependent upon initial concentration in system.
- Open structure and high surface area results in superior flow-through characteristics and adsorptive efficiency.
- Higher adsorptive capacity relative to conventional media results in smaller space requirements to achieve equivalent phosphate uptake.
- Capable of removing phosphate for over 1-year after initial placement in aquatic system.
- May be used in conjunction with Xport BIO Cubes and Xport NO3 Cubes
- Highest porosity and largest usable surface area per unit weight or volume of all phosphate filtration media available anywhere.
Outperforms GFO and all other phosphate absorbing media by up to 1,000%, making it more economical to use than competing media. Also has superior flow characteristics and does not pack or form mud like GFO does.
- Due to its unique landscape of "Fur" spicules, it provides over 320,000 square feet (29,729 square meters) of usable surface area for each liter of Xport PO4 cubes for phosphate and silicate adsorption.
- Will not release phosphate or silicate back into the aquarium.
- Doped with Aragonite to buffer pH at micron level, preventing acid build up.
Shop all Aquarium Phosphate Control.
Instructions and Guidelines
Use about 10 to 30 Xport PO4 Cubes for every 100 U.S. gallons (380 L) of system capacity depending on the initial phosphate level as tested by a quality test kit.
Read all instructions before use. The use of a mechanical pre-filter to remove particulate organic material from water prior to its interaction with this media will improve efficiency.
Rinse Xport PO4 Cubes in purified water or low-TDS fresh water, then place media into a clean pail and fill with water from the aquarium into which the media is to be placed.
At an initial phosphate concentration of 1 ppm or less, 350 g of Xport PO4 Cubes is capable of extracting ~10.5 g of phosphate; this equates to 1 g of Xport PO4 Cubes per 396 US-gallons (1,500 L) to eliminate 0.02 ppm phosphate.
Replace media when phosphate concentration ceases to decrease (if greater than 0 ppm) or begins to increase. In low-nutrient aquaria, it is not uncommon for several months to pass before the media has become exhausted.
If corals or other invertebrates appear to react negatively to the use of the media, it may be an indication that reactive phosphate is being removed too aggressively; decrease amount used by 50% and continue use until phosphate concentration appears to be immeasurable.
The most efficient use of Xport PO4 Cubes will rely upon regular testing for phosphate with an accurate test kit to ensure that the mass of media being employed is suitable for the system requirements.
A flow-through rate of 1 to 3x the total aquarium volume per hour is recommended. DO NOT FLUIDIZE; fluidization serves to decrease filtration efficiency and may cause gradual deterioration of the material, potentially resulting in dispersal of harmless, but unattractive, dust throughout the system.
Canister Filtration: Load Xport-PO4 Cubes into filter cartridge as directed by filter manufacturer.
Passive Filtration: Place Xport PO4 Cubes loosely in an 800µm mesh filter bag and locate in an area of low to medium flow.
Media Reactors: If placing Xport PO4 Cubes into a media reactor, ensure that the media remains "static" and non-moving.
Contains ferric oxyhydroxide doped and coated, inert, aragonite-doped, man-made high-porosity stone.
About Brightwell Aquatics
The Brightwell Aquatics Commitment: The founding principle of their business.
The goal in operating Brightwell Aquatics is simply to provide the absolute highest quality, scientifically-sound products and customer service of any aquarium water care manufacturer, and to do it all in a straight-forward and honorable fashion. This might seem like a lofty (and refreshing) goal, but considerable time and effort has been invested in this pursuit; this the commitment to you, the Brightwell Aquatics Assurance of Quality and Ethics.
- All Brightwell Aquatics products are formulated based upon the latest information. The goal in formulation is always to utilize the highest purity ingredients in concentrations that provide the most use to the aquarist. Collectively, Brightwell Aquatics is employing their understanding of the marine sciences to create scientifically sound products. These products are formulated to do what they say they do on the label. Even the seemingly tiniest details of how a product is conceptualized and formulated can have a significant impact on aquatic organisms. It is for this reason that Brightwell Aquatics scrutinize every single aspect of every formula to ensure that the overall result will be positive to the system and the inhabitants.
- Brightwell Aquatics offer what might be considered "systems" or "assemblages" of products to cater to all skill levels, and also to all levels of desired water chemistry management, from simple Balling Method-based systems to complex ultra-low nutrient management systems.
- All of Brightwell Aquatics products are manufactured in their own production facility in Alabama. Brightwell Aquatics is 100% privately owned, and founded on strong American principles. Greater than 98% of all raw materials they utilize, as well as the packaging containers that they employ, are manufactured within the U.S., helping to support the U.S. economy.
- With very few exceptions, all raw materials utilized in Brightwell Aquatics products are over 99.9% pure (many are over 99.99% pure). Brightwell Aquatics utilize Food/FCC Grade (Food Chemical Codex; suitable for use in food processing and production), USP Grade (US Pharmacopoeia; suitable for use in the production of pharmaceuticals), ACS Reagent Grade (American Chemical Society; materials are of the highest purity attainable) and assayed materials in all possible instances.
- Brightwell Aquatics batch test every single raw material entering their facility to ensure that it is completely free of phosphate, nitrate, and copper. Materials failing to pass this test are refused and returned to the vendor.
- All water used in Brightwell Aquatics liquid products is filtered through a multi-stage, high-removal rate reverse osmosis and/or deionization purification system, so that the contents of each bottle are as close to what is stated on the label as is possible.
- With one exception (trace elements), Brightwell Aquatics does not, nor will they ever use chelated raw materials in their products. Because the majority of a chelated element is composed of organic material, the use of chelated major elements (such as calcium), in Brightwell Aquatics opinion, should be limited to those elements required in minute quantities in an aquarium. Chelated major, non-conservative elements contribute considerable organic material to an aquarium, rapidly degrading water quality.
- All of Brightwell Aquatics products are created and packaged using equipment that is considered suitable for use in production and processing of food for human consumption. A quick glance at their production facility would reveal a lot of stainless steel and high-density plastics. Brightwell Aquatics maintain a clean production facility and work very hard to ensure that each product leaving their facility lives up to the highest standards of quality.
- Brightwell Aquatics liquid products that target specific elements (such as Calcion, Magnesion, Potassion, Strontion, Iodion, Ferrion, etc.) are formulated to exceed the concentrations provided by competing products. In doing so, a hobbyist is able to adjust the composition of many more gallons of aquarium water with Brightwell Aquatics products per unit volume than is possible with competing products. Because Brightwell Aquatics products are competitively priced, the result is "More bang for your buck".
- Products intended to replicate natural water parameters, such as Replenish and Liquid Reef, are formulated using the most up-to-date data on marine seawater composition. Brightwell Aquatics take their formulation seriously; in many cases, ionic ratios and final elemental concentrations are so exacting to natural water parameters that variations between the two are immeasurable.
- All of Brightwell Aquatics products are lot numbered for quality control and customer service. Brightwell Aquatics pull multiple samples from each batch at the beginning, middle, and end of the packaging process and place them in climate-controlled storage for a period of three years from the date of manufacture. If you should ever have an issue with one of their products, Brightwell Aquatics will ask you to send the remainder of the product for physical and chemical comparison to their samples from that lot.
- An average Guaranteed Analysis and comprehensive list of Ingredients is printed on each product's label. Whenever possible, Brightwell Aquatics list the exact raw material used in the product; they avoid listing such exhaustive information only when details surrounding the formulation are considered a trade secret (which Brightwell Aquatics want to keep concealed from competitors).
- The Instructions and Overview on each product's label explain how best to utilize the product and take the guesswork out of trying to balance aquarium water chemistry. Included is information on creating a stock solution (powdered products only), the increase in target ion concentration that occurs in 1 gallon of water when adding 1 gram or milliliter of the straight product or stock solution, how to determine the rate of ion depletion in an aquarium, and basic information on the importance of maintaining proper concentrations of the target ion or substance in an aquarium. A Technical Background on each label explains important aspects of the product's intended use in a more in depth fashion than is provided in the Overview.
- The usage guidelines of the products are written in plain language, but if you find that you have questions, call Brightwell Aquatics and they'll take all the time necessary to ensure that you understand the nature and usage of the products. Technical support is provided by phone and e-mail during the hours of 8:00-4:30 EST, Monday through Friday.
- Brightwell Aquatics does not, nor will they ever, create and market a product that is in some way misleading to you, our customer and fellow aquarist.
- At all times, Brightwell Aquatics maintain at least 1,000-gallons of gross aquarium capacity for product testing and ongoing maintenance.