Media Beads???

Discussion in 'Identification Requests' started by Alexanneka, Oct 11, 2017 at 10:53 AM.

  1. Alexanneka

    Alexanneka New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone out there can identify these small beads. I think they're filter media of some sort just not sure what. Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. Alexanneka

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    Can't seem to upload pics. They are tiny and white and fairly heavy. About a 2mm diameter.
     
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    Haha! Well that was weird. Lol after about 10 attempts it finally let me upload a pic.
     
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    I have calcium carbonate that i dissolve in rodi water that looks like that for dosing calcium???
     
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  7. Alexanneka

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    I just checked the link doesn't appear to be the denitrate as they appear more like pebbles and these are pretty much spheres
     
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  8. Alexanneka

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    Thanks for your responses. Still investigating the calcium carbonate.
     
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    Seachem purigen?


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    looks alot like phosguard, purigen is alot smaller than that.
     
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  11. Alexanneka

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    They appear to be a little bit bigger of a bead than the purigen. Thanks however. I'll keep investigating
     
  12. Alexanneka

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    Phosguard looks extremely close. Thanks for the insight.
     
  13. Josh

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    i just bought some phosguard today so kind of cheated a bit on this 1 lol

    Incase anyone is wondering what phosguard does its basically same as GFO except it uses some type of aluminum ionization.

    It is less efficient and slightly more harmful than GFO, Its only benefit is that it works better when run outside of a reactor. Aka i am going to use mine on a HOB filter
     
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    Looks like seachem’s phosguard to me. I used it twice not sure if it actually did anything. Put in high flow after 4 days it should have absorbed any phosphate that runs through it.
     

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