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Old 01-21-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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High phosphates using NoPox

Hi I'm new to the hobby am trying to get my phosphates down but they haven't lowered I'm using red sea No Pox nitrate/phosphate reducer. Have been using for about three weeks. I have a 55 gallon tank with live rock canister filter and protein Skimmer. Cleaned everything and do weekly water changes.... o I have an condy
anemone two clownfish one yellow tang one sailfin tang and three chromis and three corals any advice would be appreciated: )

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Old 01-21-2015, 07:49 PM   #2
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do bigger water changes, what are your exact levels. how do you clean the canister
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I clean the canister with just tap water. Thanks I'm gonna try bigger water change and finish the bottle nopox then switch to phosguard
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No pox is a form of carbon dosing and takes time. It basically builds up bacteria and then they proceed to eat up trates and phosphates (much slower)


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cleaning the canister with tap isnt good, use tank water to prevent die off of BB although theres minimal in there.
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OK I will do that thanksI eventually want to switch to a sump
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