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Old 03-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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How to get rid of phosphates?

My phosphate level is about .25 PPM. Is there anything I can add to one of my chambers to help absorb this?

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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get a reactor and run GFO, it absorbs phosphates, if u have a sump u can use macro algae too, that will eat some phosphates and nitrates

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High Capacity GFO and and a reactor from BRS work wonders:

BRS Bulk GFO Granular Ferric Oxide - High Capacity - Bulk Reef Supply

BRS GFO & Carbon Reactor - Single - Bulk Reef Supply

A refugium can also help - removing just 10 grams of dry weight of chaeto can reduce PO4 by 0.2ppm in a 40 gallon tank.

I do both on my tank (GFO reactor & refugium), and my PO4 is pretty consistently at 0-0.03ppm.

It also helps to really be careful about over feeding, so you aren't adding extra PO4 to begin with.
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