Can I use Phosphate pads, by letting them float around in my Mixing/holding can. at least as a temporary measure, till I save more buck's to get a nice 2-Stage RO/DI? The LR cleaned me out for now. If so, How many should I get? and how long do they last?
I have a poly filter but still get allot of algea. I thought that poly filter and a Phosphate pad were separate animals. now I admit I haven't changed the pad in like two months. As soon as the other tank is up and running, I will be tearing this one down to build a deluxe stand. I just want to have some sort of temporary measure for removing Phosphates from my Spare water before doing my water change. At least until I can afford my RO/DI.
Just get a cheap hob powerfilter that will move the water some and fill it with the PO4 absorbing resin. I will admit, I'm not real fond of PO4 sponges, they contain alluminum and that tends to have a poor effect on leathers.