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Old 07-18-2011, 11:02 AM   #11
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Do you melt your frozen cubes in tank water and then strain? You can get phosphates from the liquid they freeze the food in! Something I picked up in my early days on the forum.
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Do you melt your frozen cubes in tank water and then strain? You can get phosphates from the liquid they freeze the food in! Something I picked up in my early days on the forum.
Hello Carey,
I don't do that actually but I do know on the blister pack says that it's guaranteed not to have any I'n it though.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #13
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Are you adding the liquid that frozen food is frozen in? Gotta thaw and rinse that stuff.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:14 AM   #14
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I agree with carey in my early days I would just tough and feed after some reserch I stoped that and my phos have droped and stableized at 0
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:37 AM   #15
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Carey- where did you buy the electronic tester? I don't think I've come across one for $35.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:40 AM   #16
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I got it from a guy on CL brand new. They run about $40 bucks I think normally. Lemme try to find a link...
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:42 AM   #17
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Guess I got a really good deal. This is the first one I found

Amazon.com: Hanna Instruments HI 713 Checker HC Handheld Colorimeter for Phosphate: Industrial & Scientific

Works like a dream too. I love mine.
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I'm going to pick one up. Thanks, Carey.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:02 PM   #19
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No worries! Youre very welcome.
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I guess what I'm asking is I have a chance to get a two little fishes Phosban reactor, media,tubing, screens and pump for sixty bucks. Should I buy it or just another thing to plug I'n and let run for no apparent reason
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