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Old 10-26-2013, 03:32 AM   #1
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High Phosphate Leather not well

Hi all.hope you can help.our tank bommed out 14 Aug we managed to save quite a lot of things. after two months we eventually put everything back in. I attached the tests that we did before putting everything back.tested our water and the petshop water.no all of a sudden our phosphates are on max we put in the red sea nitrate and phosphate remover . Our leather also not looking well.any advice?? the top tests is our water and the bottom is the petshop where our corals and fish were quarantined for two months
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:14 AM   #2
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From the water tests, it seems your phosphates are a bit high. Your kh is also pretty low. Are you using API test kits? They're pretty inaccurate IME.

Need more info about your setup. Odds are you are overfeeding, or don't have the filtration necessary to support the livestock you have.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:31 AM   #3
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using sera liquid tests.the drops. the petshop has ordered somrthing for the kh.our phosphates are now much higher than what they were then.only feeding 1 block of ocean nutrition prime frozen food.have 6 fish left from what we had.200L tank and have a via aqua sk388nw
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:36 AM   #4
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How often do you feed 1 cube of frozen, and do you rinse the frozen food prior to adding to the tank?
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What are you running?? Size of your tank, skimmer, are you running a refugium?? Also are you running a phosphate reactor?
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:54 AM   #6
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feed one block daily.yes running refugium.phosphate reactor? no dont rinse food before feeding.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:24 AM   #7
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@jmkb 200L via aqua 388 skimmer as mentioned above
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:51 AM   #8
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@jmkb 200L via aqua 388 skimmer as mentioned above
Yes, I meant what is it rated for and how much water volume total... Assuming no reactors or refugium hidden?? Also wanted to ask about your clean up crew, what all do you have?
Rinsing your food will help quite a bit. After defrosting, pour it into a net and let the water pass through. This will help the excess nutrients in the water to not enter at all into the tank. Also depending on your stock list you may be able to get away with only feeding every other day or four days per week...
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Odds are you are overfeeding
I agree
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you may want to cut back to 1/2 cube every other day 1 cube for 6 fish is a lot
I use a razor blade to cut it
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