I heard that if you lower the PH
to about 7.9 (or was it raise to 8.4), this will help reduce the PO4
Can someone clarify this..
I have read every thread regarding cyano
probs and techniques on how to rid it.. Other than finding the culprit, most state that having the lights off for a week will rid all cyano
, but will it help reduce the phosphate levels that causes the cyano
to appear in the first place? When algae dies, doesn't it release phosphate back into the water?
To sum things up when reducing phosphate & removing cyano
, do the following:
1. Reduce light cycle
2. reduce feeding (rinse frozen foods)
3. Use RO
water (if N/A, use distilled water)
3. More frequent 10-15% water changes (weekly)
4. Clean filters and change all filter media regularly
5. Scrape off as many algae as possible
6. Add cleaning crews
7. Most importantly, find the culprit.
If you are getting desperate use Phosphate sponges, but this is only a temporary fix.
Have I missed out on anything?
If you are really frustrated with algae & ridiculous PO4
levels.. I feel your pain! My PO4
reading is at 3ppm and not moving..