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Old 05-22-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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phosphate problem

well i checked my phosphate today after being out of town for 2 weeks and having my brother check baby my tank for me and its 1.0 and brown algae is covering the glass, not on the rocks or anything i do notice so nice collarine growing though , so i was wondering is phosguard anygood for removing phosphate?

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Old 05-22-2006, 05:41 PM   #2
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I wouldn't use Phosguard. I heard it leaches aluminum into your system.

I'm personally going to buy the 2 -Dr.'s brand called PhosPure. It's really cheap & I'm betting it's identical the more expensive PO4 removers such as:

Kent PowerPhos
Marc Weiss Phosphate+Silicate Magnet

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Old 05-22-2006, 06:34 PM   #3
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Rowaphos is great stuff!!! Worked like charm for me.
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:02 AM   #4
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Ya steer clear of the Phosgaurd.

i would do a water change and vaccum the sand. Then if you want to add some filter media, it will help.

What type of corals do you have?

Your brother probably overfed.
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I've only tried Rowaphos, but it works like a beauty!
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