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Old 12-13-2005, 04:19 PM   #11
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What type of foods are you using? Marine snow, flake & pellet food have proportionately a lot of PO4 in them. Are you draining the liquid from frozen foods?
I would strongly suggest you try this first. I had PO4 problems, too. I have a RO/DI machine and still had PO4 probs. It took me about 6 months of a totally different diet in order to get rid of the PO4.
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I would strongly suggest you try this first. I had PO4 problems, too. I have a RO/DI machine and still had PO4 probs. It took me about 6 months of a totally different diet in order to get rid of the PO4.
Try what first?
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Sorry...switching from most flake foods, which may be a source problem for P04, and draining the liquid from your frozen foods.
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I had a phosphate problem when the LFS I was buying my salt water from had a problem with their RO/DI unit. I did many water changes and didn't get it all out till I used the Phosban. It also made me crazy anal about every little think that went into my tank that could contain phosphates. I'm curious to see your response regarding feeding with the possibilities of phosphates in the food or water it is stored in (as is the case with frozen food) and the testing of your ro/di water. I also had as tendency to rinse tools in tap water when I was cleaning the tank. That stopped after my phosphate issues. I found my phosphate problem extremely frustrating but a definite learning experience.

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