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Old 03-04-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
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Phosphate

Seem to be very high... How can I lower it?

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waterchanges with RO water or distilled. often phosphate is introduced through tap water treatments

you can also try phosohate filter media to try and suck it all out. there are also PO3 chemical additives
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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waterchanges with RO water or distilled. often phosphate is introduced through tap water treatments

you can also try phosohate filter media to try and suck it all out. there are also PO3 chemical additives
I only use RO/di water... I got some rowa media to remove it...

But how soon do u think I'll start seeing a decrease?

Where should I place it?

Thanks for your reply

O n I'm doing a PWC on Saturday.. Possibly like 40%

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You could also use some chaeto in your tank.
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You could also use some chaeto in your tank.
Don't what that is but will look it up offcourse.. Thanks

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Don't what that is but will look it up offcourse.. Thanks

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Thanks ... Read into this n sounds like a good option... Whete did u place your chaeto?

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you can also reduce it with vodka
Melevsreef.com - Dosing Vodka to Lower Nitrate & Phosphate
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I have a ball of it in the corner held down with some rock. I trim it as it grows so I have it accessible. I'm experimenting with vodka in another tank for lowering nitrates.
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I have a ball of it in the corner held down with some rock. I trim it as it grows so I have it accessible. I'm experimenting with vodka in another tank for lowering nitrates.
Cool thanks... Let's us know how it goes with the vodka method..

I'll stay away from it for now... At least until I'm more experienced/ get to know/ recognize my inverts/fish more ..
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Very hood article explaining this method... Thanks

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