Macro/ Mangroves needed PLS!!

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  1. Mrabkin

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    Hey guys,

    I'm fighting a losing phosphate battle and therefore mad cyano.. and forsee the only way out as adding some mangroves or macro to the 'fuge.. I consider Brightwell Phos remover as a temp emergency measure, but need somthing more long term.

    Drove 300km to my not-so-local fish shop who could not help.

    What i need is sombody kind enough to post/courier somthing to me. Will gladly pay if need be.

    Mike
     
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  3. gaboon

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    Macro algae helps but you'll get better results from something like GFO in a reactor. Get in contact with a sponsor here, they'll deliver to your door.
     
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    Mrabkin , you would need quite a lot of mangrove to really be effective. I am with gaboon on this one
     
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    Imo source what is producing so much phosphates, then work on that, and a reactor
     
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    mike what are your no3 readings? cyano is notmally an indication of higher no3 readings and not higher phosphate readings although the two go very closely together. personally i would look at adding A SCRUBBER AS A LONG TERM SOLLUTION well before i would add mangroves. try lower the phosphates with a decent phosphate remover while you work on a scrubber.

    any idea why you are having unstable water parameters?
     
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    mangroves are a protected species. You need permits to collect/own them - yes even the seedpods on the beach.
     
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  9. Steve Warren

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    As HenkHugo says Mangroves are a protected species, but also not efficient nutrient removers in any case. I would suggest using a DSB with macroalgae such as caulerpa as this will bring down both nitrate and phosphate levels, possibly using phosphate remover to help with phosphate levels I prefer iron based and not aluminium based). An even better solution will be using an ATS, if it can be fitted into your system, either with or without the macroalgae. I light my macro 24/7 to help stabilise pH and push up oxygen levels as well as stop sporation.
    An ATS can also help cool your tank if that is needed (as a bonus).
     
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