Hello from Louciro in minnesota. Thanks to all for allowing me to visit your site.

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  1. LouCiro

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    I am researching phosphate control for a large system and am looking at dosing and control methods.apparently some zoos and large systems were or are using lanthanum chloride dosing. I have also found some references to ferric chloride,strontium chloride
    And calcium hydroxide. The lanthanum
    Looks promising. Any thoughts or experience?
    Thanks
    Lou
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA. I'm not familiar with the product, but maybe someone else is, so let's wait for them.
     
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    Welcome to masa, nice to have you join. I havent heard of anyone using those products but give it a while and lets see if anyone has experience with them.

    out of interest what size systems are you talking about?

    welcome and happy postings
     
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    i have used Lanthanum chloride, its pretty simple, dose the tank and skim wet, the ions will hold phosphates for 24hrs then release them back into the water column, or when saturated. so always make sure you skim well when using lanthanum. as for the others mentioned i havent used them
     
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    also heard it drives your Alk down so watch that.
     
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    Hi Lou

    Welcome to MASA, hope your enjoy it!

    WRT the chemicals, calcium hydroxide is just kalkwasser (slaked lime), so I'm sure most reafers have used it. I have also used Lanthanum chloride (whats in liquid PO4 Remover) with good results (good skimmer is critical, as this is how its removed) and have also dosed Strontium Chloride from time to time, realy small amounts every week or so, mushrooms generally increase in size the next day.
     
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    Lanthanum will do this, true!
     
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