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Old 01-01-2010, 10:23 AM   #11
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You want to use aprox 1 tablespoon of GFO for every 10g in your system. Test your phosphate before you add the GFO, then test in about 1 week, wait another week and test again. Your phosphate should now be down low enough where the test kit doesn't detect any. At this point change the GFO and then change it every 6-8 weeks.
For best results GFO should be run in a reactor like this. You can also put it in a media bag and place in a high flow area in your sump, but it doesn't work nearly as good like that as it does in the reactor.
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Old 01-01-2010, 03:15 PM   #12
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Do you have a sump? If so you can put your macroalgae in the sump and the tang can't eat it.
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Nope i dont have a sump space constraints in my dormitory . . . Keepin the 30 gal itself has been a miracle without being thrown out . . . I think i ll go with the GFO mesh bag thingy. Can this be placed in the main tank if possible ? Thats how m running my carbon right now And is there any specific type of ferric oxide ? Cos i dont think the phos reducing ones meant for aquarium use are available here in India. But m pretty sure i can get my hands on some granular ferric oxide from a chem supplier. Wat d ya guys think ?
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:04 AM   #14
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Good question. I think it's the same thing, but I would hate to have you use it and it's not, so I'll wait for someone else to answer that Q.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:04 PM   #15
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some sort of DIY fuge might be in order for your tank.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:01 AM   #16
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The reactor I linked to in my previous post can be hung on the side or back of the tank. Just placing a bag of GFO in the tank will accomplish very little. It needs water to flow thru it.
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Wat is a fuge ? Sorry m a noob in this aspect of the hobby is it a kind of refugium ? Cccapt . . . Since you say you need water to flow thru the bag of gfo, i can always put it in my external canister filter . . . Wat say ? Im ashamed to say my tank has been thru quite a bit of neglect the past few days. Been havin my academy exams i lost a blue tang in quarantine ! The lil guy jus refused to eat ! Could i ve done anything to save him ? I tried all the food the other fish jus pig out on with no success
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i can always put it in my external canister filter
Maybe you can, but it might have too much flow thru it. You only want maybe 100 gph max flowing thru the gfo. A higher flow rate can pulverize the gfo and spread the dust (gfo is really just rust) all over the tank.
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K maybe placin it in the last chamber ll reduce the force cos of all the baffling and not crush it. Will try it out and let you guys know. Thx for all the help and advice
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