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Old 07-22-2014, 08:36 PM   #11
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:55 AM   #12
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Phosphates still at 2.0 even after a 40g water change


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That makes sense really. You changed about 25% +/- of your water. That means you left 75% there. So you also left 75% of the phosphates behind. So 1.5 is the mathematical result, no accounting for any rise since your last P+ test. A reading of 2.0 is about what you'd expect.
I've said it before, water changes, even significant ones (up to 25%) do little for nutrient export. It really helps with replacing elements removed.
You need a more efficient method of phosphate removal, such as Phosgaurd or a macro algae in a sump.
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I have a ton of macro algae in my REFUGIUM you would know that if you read what I said earlier


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Sorry, missed memorizing that detail. I'll shut up now.
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