Two Little Fishies Phosban-L [500 mL]


  • Model:  WTTL-PBL5

Two Little Fishies Phosban-L [500 mL]

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Phosban-L is concentrated Lanthanum solution for use in aquariums to control dissolved phosphate. Phosban-L has an extremely high capacity to bind large quantities of phosphate quickly, making it an excellent choice for removing phosphate from aquarium water when phosphate level is unusually high. It is more economical to use than granular media. Phosban-L is safe to use in freshwater and saltwater aquariums and ponds.
With Phosban-L, large fish populations can be maintained without high PO4 accumulation. In reef aquariums Phosban-L is a practical way to help maintain the low phosphate levels needed to promote rapid growth of corals. Use Phosban-L when dissolved phosphate level is above 0.2 mg/L and slowly dose enough to bring the level down to about 0.1 mg/L over a period of days. Lanthanum chloride is very effective at lowering dissolved phosphate when the concentration is above 0.1 mg/L. When the phosphate concentration is below 0.1 mg/L it is less effective, and that may result inresidual lanthanum chloride remaining in the aquarium water. At 0.1 mg/L, use Phosban GFO to absorb phosphate and maintain levels below 0.03ppm.

Dilute Phospban-L by mixing 100ml of Phosban-L with 200ml of reverse osmosis or deionized water. Just 5ml of diluted solution added to 20 US gallons will remove up to 1 ppm of dissolved phosphate.It is best to dose this amount drop-wise, over the course of several hours or days, and only into a filter sock to trap the precipitate formed. Do not add more than this amount per day, even if phosphate level is higher than 1 ppm. Phosban-L binds dissolved phosphate and forms an insoluble precipitate in the water, which causes cloudiness. For this reason, the best way to use Phosban-L is to dose it drop-wise into a filter sock located on a drain or water feed line. The filter sock acts as a mechanical filter to trap the fine precipitate. A 5-micron filter sock will trap the precipitate so that it does not cloud the aquarium. NOTE: some alkalinity is lost when controlling phosphate with an GFO or lanthanum chloride phosphate binder. Always monitor and supplement alkalinity when using them.

Dosing enough to cloud the water in an acrylic aquarium can cause a precipitate to form on the acrylic windows.

Lanthanum chloride 33% solution in water.

Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not take internally. Keep away from food. In case of contact, wash skin with soap and plenty of water. For eye contact, flush plenty of water and seek medical attention. For aquarium use only.Keep out of reach of children.


How is my order shipped and what does it cost?

Orders are shipped either by Courier [currently FedEX Ground] or Postal Service --- the choice is yours!

For delivery by Courier, you pay the actual charges based on a 1 kG package [2.2 lbs] shipped via ground service, plus a nominal $1.00 service charge to cover the cost of insurance and packing materials. We pay any additional charges.

For Postal Service (your best value), shipping on orders under $50.00 is $11.95 to most locations in Canada, with the Exceptions noted below. For orders between $50.00 and $100.00 the rate is $7.95, for orders between $100.00 and $200.00 the rate is just $4.95 and for orders over $200.00 shipping is FREE. The more you order the more you save! The delivery standard for this service is between 1 to 7 business days between all major centers.

NOTE: Additional Shipping Charges apply to orders being shipped to the NWT, YK, NU and some rural or remote locations in Canada as well as on over sized or heavy items indicated by the or - Additional Shipping Item symbols.

When will my order be shipped?

On weekdays, in-stock merchandise is shipped the same day if received by 2:00 pm EST. Orders received after that, or on weekends or holidays, are shipped the next business day.

Do you ship to the US or to other International destinations?

Currently we are only shipping within Canada.


What if I want to return an item?

Should you find it necessary to return an item, please call us first. All returns should be properly packaged to avoid damage and should include all original boxes and paperwork to receive a refund, replacement or credit. Shipping fees are not refundable, unless, of course, you are returning defective merchandise or merchandise we sent in error.

What do I do if a product breaks or doesn't preform as promised?

Keep all warranties and owner's manuals you receive with your merchandise. In the event an item becomes defective or just doesn't live up to your expectations, please refer to the warranty information you received for proper handling procedures.