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Old 08-27-2005, 08:49 AM   #11
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Fireworks, did you test for phosphate before using the Rowa product? From their website it appears it's a phosphate remover.

Brad, you are probably introducing some phosphates from the frozen food. I've seen the recommendation to thaw it, then rinse it in fresh ro water (put it in a net or fine strainer and rinse with ro water).

I'm also fighting an outbreak in my 125. I reduce my lighting to 8 hours a day, feed only every 2-3 days, run a powerhead every other day around the LR to stir up any debris so the PS can get it and I've done weekly 20% PWC using Kent and RO/DI water.

Yesterday I got 24 mexican turbo grazers and 24 more astrea snails and a lawnmower blenny. The blenny is in QT but the snails have already started to make a difference. I can see some clear patches on the rock this morning. I'll have to wait for the lights to come on later today to really see the difference, but I think this may work.

Good luck with your battle.

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I will definitely try draining the frozen food, hadn't thought of that. I'm also going to try doubling my snail load...unfortunately some of my hermits or shrimps have developed a taste for snails.

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