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Old 03-12-2005, 11:43 PM   #1
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PO4 ~ .25PPM to .5 PPM..PO4 sponge?

.25 to .5 PPM is what Im getting from both test kits. PO4 sponge should pretty much cap it off if the data is correct on the SeaChem product I have reviewed. I have never had to use PO4 sponge before so I purchased a Aquaclear 110, a bag and a ton of SeaChems Phosguard. Anyone have some sponge suggestions or am I over reacting at .375 PPM PO4??
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Would it help if you added some algae to the sump to use up some of the po4?
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No lighting. Was planning on a lil 10G fuge type deal, but I am running out of space in a hobby I now realize will cost me a house...
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You don't need special lighting. You can get a cheap plant light at Walmart or hd.
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am I over reacting at .375 PPM PO4??
IMO, no. In as small amounts as .03meg/l it can inhibit calcification of hard corals and coralline. I'm not sure about phos. sponges etc., but here is a great read about phosphorus and it's effects on reef aquariums. http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...t2002/chem.htm
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Just be sure to rinse the PhosGuard in RO/DI before adding it to the tank. Do ot use tap as it contains PO4, which will be soaked up by the sponge,thus, decreasing it's life. Make sur you change it every few days, once used up it can leech PO4 back into the system.
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