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Old 06-26-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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best phosphate remover?

what do you guys recommend is the best phospher remover? ive seen quite a few products, so im stumped onto what to actually order. trying to find the best value if possible.


i read good things with poly filters, should i go that route?



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Green-X by Hagen is a cheap one
IMHO ROWAphos is the best. Depending on phosphate levels in the aquarium, ROWAphos can rapidly reduce phosphate levels to ZERO and can last for up to several months before having to be replaced. ROWAphos can be used in a canister filter or simply placed in its enclosed sock at the end of the main filtration process.
It comes in a bulk container
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I really like Poly Filters. Have you figured out the source of the PO4?
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I use the 2 little fishes Phosban reactor filled with Rowaphos. I change the Rowaphos about every 2 months or when I detect the slightest PO4 levels. I was doing some research on the net awhile ago and came across this article.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...004/review.htm

Hope it helps you as much as it did me.
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Thanks, MikeyB. Great article!
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well i think the main source is when i first started topping off the tank, i used dechlorinated tap water, prob about 25-30 gallons topping off regularly daily for a while.

great article mikey, noticed the products do lower the alkalanity and PH quite a bit using them tho. have you notcied any change at all using poly filters Lando?

thanks for the help so far.
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Phosban and a phosban reactor..
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have you notcied any change at all using poly filters
The question wasn't directed at me, but I use them also. No change in PH, etc. and I did see a decrease in PO4 when I started using them(they also absorb many other undesirables). I would not say they are "The Best" way to eliminate PO4. One of the less expensive and easier ways though. Here is a link w/ info about them if your interested
http://www.poly-bio-marine.com/story.htm
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