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Old 02-01-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Phospahte reduction?

So as many of you know I had a very high nitrate problem. Well now that my nitrtates are down I need to reduce my phospahtes. Just did a test on them and it seems that over the time of trying to reduce my nitrates my phospahtes have risen to .05ppm! What do you suggest as a starting point? Still doing 20g water changes once a week I guess one thing is I will start by going back to twice a week?
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Tested your water source? Do you use flake food much, or even worse, the frozen cube food? I hear that frozen water its in is full of phosphates.
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I do use frozen cube food maybe that is it!
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Put it in a net and rinse with fresh water. Add some garlic juice (Garlic Guard maybe) and some vitamin, and you're good to go.
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Rinse it with RODI water to be sure. Have you tested your tap water?
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buy some gfo and/or macroalgae
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Rinse it with RODI water to be sure. Have you tested your tap water?
I have tested my tap water it does have phosphates at .05-.1ppm after I filter it thru my tap water purifier it is 0
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buy some gfo and/or macroalgae
I am in the process of adding some macro's to my display tank from reefcleaners.org. What is gfo?
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Frozen food DOES have a lot of Phoshates in them so it is important to thaw and wash them out. Get a net with the finest mesh you can find to prevent losing the food through the net. I've actually used the paper coffee filters before too and that works just as well.
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