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Seachem PhosGuard 500ml

PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. PhosGuard™ is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow.

Aluminum Oxide, Soluble Aluminum, and Coral Toxicity
In recent years, there has been speculation that aluminum oxide based phosphate removers like PhosGuard™ release aluminum into the water and subsequently damage corals. The evidence to support this claim was largely anecdotal.

So, through a series of controlled experiments in both freshwater and saltwater, we intended to address both the question of aluminum solubility and aluminum toxicity. The results of these experiments show that under reef conditions (pH near 8) there is no detectable soluble aluminum released from alumina. Under conditions of low pH and high dosage levels, soluble aluminum can be released from alumina; at three times the label dosage rate, we detected 0.2 mg/L aluminum at a pH of 5.3.

Additionally, aluminum oxide is not easily absorbed into the cell to cause negative reactions. Even at three times the dose of PhosGuard™, soft-bodied corals such as Sarcophyton remains unaffected.

Features:

May generate heat on initial contact with water. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. For best results, PhosGuard™ should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it but not so that it tumbles against itself inflow. It may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Use of a filter bag is recommended. Use 85 mL (1/3 cup) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) saltwater or 400 L (100 US gallons) freshwater.

Leave product in place for 4 days, then test phosphate or silicate concentrations with either MultiTest™: Phosphate or MultiTest™: Silicate. If the concentration of the component you are trying to decrease has not dropped to around 0.02 mg/L, then replace the PhosGuard™, otherwise, leave in place until levels begin to climb again. As long as concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Over treating is not recommended. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin and does not release anything into the water. It does not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water and may be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted. Continuous use of small quantities is better than intermittent use of larger quantities.

Specifications:

  • Removes silicate and phosphate
  • Spherical for optimal hydrodynamics
  • Irreversible binding

Package Includes:

  • 1x Seachem PhosGuard 500ml

Add this to your cart today, and pay over time with your choice of Afterpay, zipPay, Laybuy, Openpay, LatitudePay, PayItLater or Splitit!


Where is my item being shipped from?


In order to provide the largest range and the most comprehensive delivery Later Gator operates warehouses in multiple states across Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.


Please be advised that when ordering multiple items they may come from different warehouses and with different couriers. You will be sent multiple tracking numbers if this is the case.


When will my item be processed and dispatched?


Orders are dispatched each weekday from our warehouses across Australia.


Your order will generally be dispatched within 1-3 business days of order placement. On rare occasions this might extend a little longer, but the vast majority are dispatched within 3 business days. 


Certain 'big-brand' appliances can take longer to dispatch as we often source these directly from the manufacturer. Please allow up to 5 business days for these.


How long will it take to get to me?


As a general rule, if you live in or near a capital city in Victoria or New South Wales you will usually receive your order within 1 week.


Alternatively if you live in or near a capital city in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, or the Northern Territory you will receive your order within 1-2 weeks.


Delivery to regional and remote areas can take a little longer, however usually no longer than 12 business days.


Who is it being shipped with?


We have multiple preferred service partners depending on the size and weight of your order and it's delivery address.


These include:


Carrier

Website

Phone Number

Australia Post

https://auspost.com.au/

13 76 78

Fastway

https://www.fastway.com.au/

1300 327 892

Allied Express

http://www.alliedexpress.com.au/

13 13 73

Hunter Express

https://www.hunterexpress.com.au/

13 22 52


What day/time will it be delivered?


Unfortunately, we can't give you an exact day and time your order will arrive as this will be determined by the courier's transit times and trucking schedules.


Will I get a tracking number?


Consignment tracking details will be sent to you within 24 hours of your order leaving our warehouse. You will be able to track your order through the carrier's website.


The expected delivery time given by each courier is for reference only. Delivery might take longer than expected due to various reasons.


If you do not receive your item within 10 business days, please contact our customer service team.


Can I leave a note for the courier?


Yes. During the checkout process you can leave a note which will be added to the delivery instructions for you order.


Please note: After your order has been dispatched from our warehouse you will need to call the courier directly on the numbers provided above to add any notes to your order.


Can the courier call me before delivery?


As some of the couriers we use are contractors, there is no guarantee they will have the facilities to call you the day of delivery.


Your best bet is to leave a note to call you during checkout anyway. Or alternatively, have your item shipped to your work address where someone will be available to sign for it.


What if no one is home to receive my order?


If no-one is home and there is a secure and dry place to leave your order, then the driver may leave your item(s).


If there's no safe place they will leave a calling card and you can call them to arrange a re-delivery date.


In the unlikely event that your parcel is returned to us due to there being an inaccurate address or it being rejected by a receiver, our customer service representative will contact you via email.


A re-delivery cost may occur for any products that are returned to us due to incomplete addresses.


Can you deliver to my postcode?


Most items on Later Gator can be shipped to most areas of Australia.


Unfortunately, there are some restrictions with bulky items that we aren't able to ship to the postcodes highlighted below, as well as certain other regional areas, depending on the size and weight of the item.


Undeliverable Postcodes For Bulky Items


State

Postcode

NT

0800-0999

NSW

2641, 2717, 2831, 2898, 2899

QLD

4184, 4421, 4450-4499, 4680, 4700-4999, 9920-9999

SA

5701

WA

6055, 6215-6799

TAS

7151


Note: If your postcode is listed above as undeliverable, you are welcome to contact us and we may be able to work with an alternate courier and associated delivery fee to get your order delivered.


Can I pickup my order from your warehouse?


Pick up or arranging your own courier is not available at our warehouses to ensure our distribution centres can dispatch all goods efficiently at all times.


Do you have another question that’s not answered here?


Email us at info@latergator.com.au to speak to a customer service representative.

What happens if my item is faulty?


Later Gator offers a 12 month warranty on all products, unless stated otherwise.


You are required to notify Later Gator within 10 working days in the unlikely event that the item arrives damaged or faulty.


If you would like to process a warranty claim please email us as info@latergator.com.au including your order number and as many detailed notes about the fault(s) and also attach some pictures, or possibly a short video clip, of what has happened.


Our warranties team will then assess your claim and be in contact about the next steps. Please do not attempt to return your item without approval.


A refund or replacement will not be provided if products are being misused, mishandled or mistakenly installed. Customers are responsible for following the instructions and advice given by the manufacturers.


What if part of my item is broken or missing?


Later Gator can often provide replacement parts for your order if something happens to be broken or missing.


Please circle the part(s) which need replacing on the assembly instructions and send us a photo with your order number to info@latergator.com.au to ensure the correct parts are sent.


In the event that we cannot source the individual parts for your order we will offer you a full replacement or suitable compensation.


What if it is only minor defect?


If there is a minor defect that you are not happy with please email us as info@latergator.com.au including some pictures and our warranty team may be able to process a partial refund to compensate you.


What if I change my mind and don't want the product I ordered?


We understand that circumstances change so if you would like to discuss a return due to a change of mind please contact us first at info@latergator.com.au quoting your order number. Unfortunately though, some items are not returnable for change of mind reason types, so please choose carefully.

Certain unused products may be returned to our warehouse in their original, unopened packaging and there may be a minor restocking fee calculated on your item dimensions, weight, and your area.

We may either email you a return label, or request that you arrange your own return shipping, and will refund your purchase minus the restocking fee once the item is returned to our warehouse.

Note that we cannot accept returns for change of mind reason type on mattresses and bedding items for hygeine reasons. Please choose carefully.

Some whitegoods are shipped direct from the manufacturer who have stricter return policies for change of mind returns, and we may not be able to accept returns.

 

Do you have another question that’s not answered here?


Email us at info@latergator.com.au to speak to a customer service representative.

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Pay over 8 weeks with four easy installments with Afterpay! You can pay with Afterpay on any order up to $1000 and spread the cost over four equal payments from your credit or debit card.

The best part is you don’t have to make full payment before your item arrives! Your order will be approved instantly, and if the items are in stock, they will ship the next day. Then you can enjoy your new product and let Afterpay help you organise your payment schedule.

If it's your first time with Afterpay, your first payment will be made at the time of purchase. If you've used Afterpay before, your first payment will be made 14 days after purchase.

Simply select ‘Afterpay’ as your payment method in the checkout and follow the prompts. No hidden fees and no lengthy application!

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FREE SHIPPING offer on this product extended to 30th September 2020

Seachem PhosGuard 500ml

PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered freshwater. PhosGuard™ is highly porous for high capacity and bead-shaped for optimum water flow.

Aluminum Oxide, Soluble Aluminum, and Coral Toxicity
In recent years, there has been speculation that aluminum oxide based phosphate removers like PhosGuard™ release aluminum into the water and subsequently damage corals. The evidence to support this claim was largely anecdotal.

So, through a series of controlled experiments in both freshwater and saltwater, we intended to address both the question of aluminum solubility and aluminum toxicity. The results of these experiments show that under reef conditions (pH near 8) there is no detectable soluble aluminum released from alumina. Under conditions of low pH and high dosage levels, soluble aluminum can be released from alumina; at three times the label dosage rate, we detected 0.2 mg/L aluminum at a pH of 5.3.

Additionally, aluminum oxide is not easily absorbed into the cell to cause negative reactions. Even at three times the dose of PhosGuard™, soft-bodied corals such as Sarcophyton remains unaffected.

Features:

May generate heat on initial contact with water. Pre-wet by adding to a double volume of freshwater, followed by a rinse. For best results, PhosGuard™ should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it but not so that it tumbles against itself inflow. It may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Use of a filter bag is recommended. Use 85 mL (1/3 cup) for every 200 L (50 US gallons) saltwater or 400 L (100 US gallons) freshwater.

Leave product in place for 4 days, then test phosphate or silicate concentrations with either MultiTest™: Phosphate or MultiTest™: Silicate. If the concentration of the component you are trying to decrease has not dropped to around 0.02 mg/L, then replace the PhosGuard™, otherwise, leave in place until levels begin to climb again. As long as concentrations remain under control, the product is not exhausted. Over treating is not recommended. PhosGuard™ is not an exchange resin and does not release anything into the water. It does not leach phosphate or silicate back into the water and may be removed, dried, and returned to service until exhausted. Continuous use of small quantities is better than intermittent use of larger quantities.

Specifications:

  • Removes silicate and phosphate
  • Spherical for optimal hydrodynamics
  • Irreversible binding

Package Includes:

  • 1x Seachem PhosGuard 500ml

Add this to your cart today, and pay over time with your choice of Afterpay, zipPay, Laybuy, Openpay, LatitudePay, PayItLater or Splitit!


Where is my item being shipped from?


In order to provide the largest range and the most comprehensive delivery Later Gator operates warehouses in multiple states across Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria.


Please be advised that when ordering multiple items they may come from different warehouses and with different couriers. You will be sent multiple tracking numbers if this is the case.


When will my item be processed and dispatched?


Orders are dispatched each weekday from our warehouses across Australia.


Your order will generally be dispatched within 1-3 business days of order placement. On rare occasions this might extend a little longer, but the vast majority are dispatched within 3 business days. 


Certain 'big-brand' appliances can take longer to dispatch as we often source these directly from the manufacturer. Please allow up to 5 business days for these.


How long will it take to get to me?


As a general rule, if you live in or near a capital city in Victoria or New South Wales you will usually receive your order within 1 week.


Alternatively if you live in or near a capital city in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, or the Northern Territory you will receive your order within 1-2 weeks.


Delivery to regional and remote areas can take a little longer, however usually no longer than 12 business days.


Who is it being shipped with?


We have multiple preferred service partners depending on the size and weight of your order and it's delivery address.


These include:


Carrier

Website

Phone Number

Australia Post

https://auspost.com.au/

13 76 78

Fastway

https://www.fastway.com.au/

1300 327 892

Allied Express

http://www.alliedexpress.com.au/

13 13 73

Hunter Express

https://www.hunterexpress.com.au/

13 22 52


What day/time will it be delivered?


Unfortunately, we can't give you an exact day and time your order will arrive as this will be determined by the courier's transit times and trucking schedules.


Will I get a tracking number?


Consignment tracking details will be sent to you within 24 hours of your order leaving our warehouse. You will be able to track your order through the carrier's website.


The expected delivery time given by each courier is for reference only. Delivery might take longer than expected due to various reasons.


If you do not receive your item within 10 business days, please contact our customer service team.


Can I leave a note for the courier?


Yes. During the checkout process you can leave a note which will be added to the delivery instructions for you order.


Please note: After your order has been dispatched from our warehouse you will need to call the courier directly on the numbers provided above to add any notes to your order.


Can the courier call me before delivery?


As some of the couriers we use are contractors, there is no guarantee they will have the facilities to call you the day of delivery.


Your best bet is to leave a note to call you during checkout anyway. Or alternatively, have your item shipped to your work address where someone will be available to sign for it.


What if no one is home to receive my order?


If no-one is home and there is a secure and dry place to leave your order, then the driver may leave your item(s).


If there's no safe place they will leave a calling card and you can call them to arrange a re-delivery date.


In the unlikely event that your parcel is returned to us due to there being an inaccurate address or it being rejected by a receiver, our customer service representative will contact you via email.


A re-delivery cost may occur for any products that are returned to us due to incomplete addresses.


Can you deliver to my postcode?


Most items on Later Gator can be shipped to most areas of Australia.


Unfortunately, there are some restrictions with bulky items that we aren't able to ship to the postcodes highlighted below, as well as certain other regional areas, depending on the size and weight of the item.


Undeliverable Postcodes For Bulky Items


State

Postcode

NT

0800-0999

NSW

2641, 2717, 2831, 2898, 2899

QLD

4184, 4421, 4450-4499, 4680, 4700-4999, 9920-9999

SA

5701

WA

6055, 6215-6799

TAS

7151


Note: If your postcode is listed above as undeliverable, you are welcome to contact us and we may be able to work with an alternate courier and associated delivery fee to get your order delivered.


Can I pickup my order from your warehouse?


Pick up or arranging your own courier is not available at our warehouses to ensure our distribution centres can dispatch all goods efficiently at all times.


Do you have another question that’s not answered here?


Email us at info@latergator.com.au to speak to a customer service representative.

What happens if my item is faulty?


Later Gator offers a 12 month warranty on all products, unless stated otherwise.


You are required to notify Later Gator within 10 working days in the unlikely event that the item arrives damaged or faulty.


If you would like to process a warranty claim please email us as info@latergator.com.au including your order number and as many detailed notes about the fault(s) and also attach some pictures, or possibly a short video clip, of what has happened.


Our warranties team will then assess your claim and be in contact about the next steps. Please do not attempt to return your item without approval.


A refund or replacement will not be provided if products are being misused, mishandled or mistakenly installed. Customers are responsible for following the instructions and advice given by the manufacturers.


What if part of my item is broken or missing?


Later Gator can often provide replacement parts for your order if something happens to be broken or missing.


Please circle the part(s) which need replacing on the assembly instructions and send us a photo with your order number to info@latergator.com.au to ensure the correct parts are sent.


In the event that we cannot source the individual parts for your order we will offer you a full replacement or suitable compensation.


What if it is only minor defect?


If there is a minor defect that you are not happy with please email us as info@latergator.com.au including some pictures and our warranty team may be able to process a partial refund to compensate you.


What if I change my mind and don't want the product I ordered?


We understand that circumstances change so if you would like to discuss a return due to a change of mind please contact us first at info@latergator.com.au quoting your order number. Unfortunately though, some items are not returnable for change of mind reason types, so please choose carefully.

Certain unused products may be returned to our warehouse in their original, unopened packaging and there may be a minor restocking fee calculated on your item dimensions, weight, and your area.

We may either email you a return label, or request that you arrange your own return shipping, and will refund your purchase minus the restocking fee once the item is returned to our warehouse.

Note that we cannot accept returns for change of mind reason type on mattresses and bedding items for hygeine reasons. Please choose carefully.

Some whitegoods are shipped direct from the manufacturer who have stricter return policies for change of mind returns, and we may not be able to accept returns.

 

Do you have another question that’s not answered here?


Email us at info@latergator.com.au to speak to a customer service representative.

afterpay-online-store

Pay over 8 weeks with four easy installments with Afterpay! You can pay with Afterpay on any order up to $1000 and spread the cost over four equal payments from your credit or debit card.

The best part is you don’t have to make full payment before your item arrives! Your order will be approved instantly, and if the items are in stock, they will ship the next day. Then you can enjoy your new product and let Afterpay help you organise your payment schedule.

If it's your first time with Afterpay, your first payment will be made at the time of purchase. If you've used Afterpay before, your first payment will be made 14 days after purchase.

Simply select ‘Afterpay’ as your payment method in the checkout and follow the prompts. No hidden fees and no lengthy application!

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Transactions are processed through Afterpay’s payment gateway.

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