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Old 09-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #11
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Thanks I so have a question for you like I said my nitrates are high and my phosphstes are high besides changing water what I else can we do too get them down
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:59 PM   #12
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For nitrates you can add a refugium (HOB or incorporate it in a sump if you have one...or make a DIY or buy one if you want) and put chaeto macroalgae in it. For phosphates you can get a phosban reactor w/ GFO media. At fostersmithaquatics.com they have a sale (ending tomorrow) on it.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #13
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Thank you I will look into that but my husband would like to do things naturally with out chemicals sense he seems too thing they just mask over the problem
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They do... but carbon is a chemical element...do you not use that for filtration and removal of color and toxins? GFO bonds phosphates so that it reduces it. There are good chemicals and bad ones, and I don't believe there are any cons about GFO.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #15
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Ok thank you
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:26 PM   #16
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Sorry for bothering you but can u please tell me what GFO stands for
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