Keeping Phosphates low as possible,recommendations?

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  1. flappy

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    Hi All

    I am looking to reduce my PO4 ....
    Does anyone have a product they sear by and have seen good results.
    I was thinking of using a PO4 fluodised reactor,any product recommendations??
     
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  3. mandarinman

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    i wouldnt use a fluidised reactor with the particles of phos remover being bounced around as it will break phos removwr down. but if you put it in a fluidised bed canister put some filter wool above and below it or put it in a stocking and it will be fine. i have used phosguard in the past and it seemed to work well.just rinse before putting into canister
     
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    Read that rowaphos chows alk, just a note. Also dead keen on getting rid of po4 for once and for all.
     
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    Im using rowa phos in a reactor and its working too well.
    I started with a bottle of rowa crystal and then added the rowa, i replace every 2months or so.
     
  6. mandarinman

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    just remember there is no substitute for good ole waterchanges. smaller regular is better than large irregular
     
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    there are a number of things:
    Nice size refugium with PROPER lighting
    Running phosphate remover all the time - Rowaphos or any of the other other types avail on the market there are plenty out there. Brightwells alone make 3 different types.
    Vodka - Beware you can take out all the phos and kill ur corals
    Biopellets - again beware as above
    Water changes - regular dont skip
     
  8. Seabass

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    RC, search phosphate, hundreds of threads on this topic. Many have Randy himself replying to the threads.
     
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    AND importantly: reduce the po4 input to your tank by thawing and rinsing food in RODI water.
     
  10. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Steven, a few questions:

    is this for your personal system ? FOWLR?
    what is your current reading of PO4?

    when implementing the use of a reactor i think it is important to have the media within it fluidising but not wildly, a gentle flow of water barely moving the media is all you need to ensure it does not become compact..
     
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    I was able to get to 0.00 (hana checker) using a combination of a massive chaeto filter and dosing Special Blend every 2nd week. I run no phos remover at present.
     
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    Do you still use special blend? It's that incredible stink stuff?
     
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    Yes, and yes :p
     
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    @Adee must be the cheeto I do special blend every week and my Hanna checker gives me 0.19 last night :( water change last week (do a water change every 2 weeks) you find your Hanna check finicky too?

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