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Old 03-17-2015, 06:48 PM   #11
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Well, that is a good test kit so I'll agree with the readings then. Are you using ro/di? How often and much are you feeding? Can you cut back feeding?
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When it comes to phosphate reducing media, it can be expensive. I've tried everything under the blue moon I think at this point for it. So far the best in my experiences is either GFO or phosguard. Both have their cons, where GFO can clump up and phosguard can be used up in couple of days rather than a month if the phosphates are really high. A steep drop in phosphates like that can be just as deadly as the rise to SPS, like you are experiencing IMO.
Have you tried ordering in bulk? Bulkreefsupply just finished a weekly deal on their signature media where I ordered bulk GFO and activated carbon.
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Im in the uk so the products available are a little different!
But i will just have to put my hand in my pocket i suppose!
Yea its a good kit. But just like the copper test the shade of blue is real hard to define!!


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Just tested again. Is about .25. So maybe that is my problem!!


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Old 03-17-2015, 07:33 PM   #15
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Part of it. Stability is the key to SPS. When you stopped running rowas (I think that is what you said you were using earlier) your phosphates went up. The rise in phosphates is what caused the issue.
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Yea but the media i had in their was over a month old so i removed the reactor. I only had the corals for 2 months. All others are ok! So obviously my phospates require attention but i am wondering if i could have blitzed them with my lights.??


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And how would you have done that and not upset the other corals in the tank? Most specifically, the less light demanding ones that you are keeping.
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True! I just wondered whether these could be more sensitive to light as they were bought from a different shop. Or i moved them up too quickly?
Im just trying to make sense of it!
But definitely going to try and bring phosphate levels down


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