Fluval® Clearmax Phosphate Remover
to many haters....
i got this product and put it in my tetra whisper EX30 and i took ALL of my nitrates my ammonia and that other thing i didn't test for. also if you have a problem with all things listed and nitrites to get prime it works amazing with the 2 products combined it fixed my water in 24 hours
January 20, 2013
This product is not good. I put them in my two aquaclear power filters. maybe it does take your phostpahet out, maybe it doesnt. who knows. I never tested my water becasue my water has been nothing but cloudy. Pure garbage. If your wanting to get rid of your phostpahet and nitreate because you have a algae problem let me sugest to you this. Its a product called algone. Look it up. you wont be dissapointed. they have beed around for years. this product is fairly new. have a nice day and happy fish keeping
October 6, 2012
Remove during disease treatments
Remove this product during disease treatments. Even various water treatments can cause the ferric oxide to leech out, poisoning your fish. I lost 14 fish after using this during a treatment of parasite medication (only one fish presented with problems prior to treatment). I stopped using it for several weeks. I returned it to filter and noticed the same problems starting to happen again while using a product that is supposed to boost immunity. Something in that product was causing the ferric oxide to leech out as well. Fortunately, I recognized what was happening, removed the Clear Max and did several water changes. I was able to save most of my fish.
I recommend using a product that does not contain ferric oxide to control phosphates if you are unsure how it will react with other products you use. This product does provide crystal clear water - but fish health is much more important. I was using it for a 20 gallon freshwater aquarium.
August 19, 2011
Clearmax keeps my aquarium crystal clear
Sometimes you have to think "outside the box" when it comes to fish keeping. I use this product in my AquaClear filter on my 20 gallon freshwater aquarium (which is an add-on filter for me. The main filter is a Rena Filstar xP1. The Rena doesn't have room for all of the products I like to use). Water is crystal clear - nitrites at zero and nitrates manageable (40 to 80 ppm range - which is safe for my fish). I put a new pouch in every two months. It would probably do a better job removing phosphates if I changed it more frequently. It is keeping my phosphates in the range of 10 ppm, which isn't all that dangerous for freshwater fish. I highly recommend this for the AquaClear filters. Very easy to use and more affordable than many other products.
March 9, 2011