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Old 08-12-2007, 11:17 PM   #1
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phosphate control

I need to reduce phosphates in a large system (260 GAL). What would you use and why?

I just ran across a new product "Blue Life Phosphate Control" has anyone tried it? Thanks EzY33.
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I've not tried "Blue Life Phosphate Control", but RowaPhos was recommended to me by others on this site months ago. I now run it in a cannister and have not had problems with phosphates since.
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I've not used either of those product, usually phosphates come from your source water. What are you using to mix your SW with and top off with? I would test your source water for phosphates. If you are getting readings on a phosphate test that means you are getting it from somewhere.

If you are not getting it from your source water then I suggest more frequent PWCs and see if that corrects the situation before you start adding things to the tank.

Phosban is a good product as well, though I haven't used it either.
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I use phosban.
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Use Rowaphos or Phosar (HC), which are iron-based media unlike Phosban.
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I use phosban as well and like it a lot.
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Has anyone tried phosguard? If you have how has it worked?
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Use Rowaphos or Phosar (HC), which are iron-based media unlike Phosban.
Phosban is iron-based (ferric oxide hydroxide).
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Use Rowaphos or Phosar (HC), which are iron-based media unlike Phosban.
Phosban is iron-based (ferric oxide hydroxide).
Thanks for catching that as I meant to type Phosguard. Sorry bout that
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