Phosbuster

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by maj, 11 Dec 2009.

  1. maj

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    Hi peeps,

    i normally do my water testing over the wknds,but for some i reason i decided to test it tuesday.Bear in mind i tested the water the sunday before.

    To my big surprise my po4 was out of this world high,instead of test kit reading very light blue or clear,the tested water turned navy blue!!:censored:
    I had no phosguard in the tank so nothing to drop that po4's or keep it at bay.

    Then a fellow reefer gave me some phosbuster,from caribsea.
    Damn that stuff works kwik:thumbup:treated the tank the same nite,the following evening my readings were ZERO!!(did the test twice,2 different test kits)
    So i would say defnitly invest in this product.

    between the sunday and tuesday,all i did was top up with about 13 litres of purchased RO water,which means they selling me crap Ro water:nono:

    now i got myself some phosguard aswell.
    just thought i had to share my experience with the product.
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Many thanks for sharing this experience, Maj! Sounds fantastic!
     
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    what else can it be that caused the high PO4?i feed once a day only.
    iv got carbon running in my tank.

    Can the RO cause such a quick po4 bloom?

    im assuming the Ro is the issue,maybe it aint the source of the issue?
     
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    Carbon is also a possible cause, Maj.

    Perhaps take some new carbon (from the same bag - if you have any left), put this in some new, boiled RO water..... leave this there for an hour or so, and then test the PO4 (phosphates).....

    Repeat this process without the carbon - check the phosphates of the boiled RO water as well....
     
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    damn,never knew carbon can have this effect?how long can one keep carbon in the sump,or atleast how often should it be changed?

    will do that carbon change this aftn

    thnks Jacquesb
     
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    Carbon should never be left longer than 4 weeks....
     
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    mental note made!

    we defnitly need a thnks tab,to thnk ppl for useful info;)
     
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