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Old 10-12-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Any secrets to decreasing phosphate levels?

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1 carbon dossing aka vodka dosing
2 get a fug
3 phosphate reactor
4 bio pellets
5 use only ro/di water

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Use ro/di water for all water changes and top offs would be my first suggestion. Also, what are you feeding and how often? Rinsing frozen cubes with ro/di water is a good way to make sure added phophates aren't being introduced into the tank. also, flake food will contribute to phosphates as well.

As mentioned you can add a fuge or refugium with macro algae or you can put in filter media to absorb them. Rowa phos or something like that will work as long as it is in the flow of water.
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