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Old 01-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Do alot of reefers run phosphate reactors? My phosphates have come up a bit as i know i have been over feeding a bit . I usually do a 10% water change weekly. Nitrates stay close to 0. Looking at tlf phosban 150. Some say watch for leaking at o- ring. Looking for help with pros and cons??? Thanks
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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I use a reactor. My phosphates are non existent. Use granular ferric oxide as your media inside the reactor. You can go three months before having to replace it. I have had no issues with leaking or anything. if you want a reef tank, get a reactor.
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You can find granular ferric oxide (GFO) on eBay for way cheap, too.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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Bulk reef supply would be a good place to price out reactors and the GFO, they seem to be the cheapest I have found. I also run a gfo reactor for phosphates and it really works.
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Thanks guys, a local lfs has the two little fish phosban 150 pretty reasonable they suggest using a maxi jet 1200 with it?? Just not to sure yet where to put it as i am rapidly running out of room under my tank.
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We've been using PO4x4 for a while now and it's way better than GFO. No rinsing prior to use, and no chance of pulverizing.

We put 500mL on a 250 gal tank with 1.35ppm PO4 which dropped to half in 4 days & kept dropping afterwards.

Its a small polymer pellet, the future of PO4 removal
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Where do you purchase po4x4? And can it be ran for any extended periods of time? Thanks
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My local shop carries it Derek's Reef Shop Moncton Canada. It lasts until its binding capability is consumed. You leave it in until your PO4 begins to rise (or stops decreasing).
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