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Old 07-11-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Help please

The phosphate in my tank is off the charts high at 10.0 ppm my two clownfish dies all I have in there is live rock now. How do I remove the phosphate and will my live rock be ok in the tank or should I remove it. Im totally new to all of this any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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First off I would start using ro/di water.

secondly, phosphates don't kill fish or live rock, dont worry about that.
What are your other parameters?

Ammonia, nitrite and nitrate?
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I did use ro water and my ammonia is .25 nitrate is between 5 and 10ppm and nitrite is 0 ph is 8.0 temp is 78.7° and sg is 1.022
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You need to get the ammonia down to 0. You should aim for 0 across the board. Any ammonia can be toxic to fish.
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Ok thank you very much
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