Phosphate 0.5 mg/l what to do?

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  1. vatso

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    is 0.5 mg/l that bad? the tropic marin test kit is showing more like 0.4 mg/l

    Must I just leave it? & let the LR remove it & just feed less?

    my Nitrates are the lowest on the test chart. so phosphate is my problem

    thanks in advance

    Mark
     
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    Get some phosphate remover, Mark. If you want to drop your phosphate quickly, then get some liquid phosphate remover (ie. LiquiPhos - I THINK is is/was called that)....

    BUT, before you take any drastic steps - please have your phosphate levels double-checked at a friend/LFS....
     
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    I just checked again & used the test solution to make sure it was okay the solution it seems closer to 0.3 mg/l

    I think you make a good point will go get it checked on Saturday

    will test at the same time

    do i need to worry about the PO4 is it okay? will it kill anything?

    thanks
     
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    No - it won't kill anything as such...... But, you might have a spur of nuisance algae outbreak...... or perhaps even cyano....
     
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    I already have that algae & lots of it - I did use robins Phosphate liquid remover last week.


    will get it tested by LF & then take it from there!

    thanks
     
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    check as too why u getting high P04,could be ur rock is leaching it,overfeeding?
    Have u got all Liverock or some baserock aswell?

    get liquid phos remover,good to keep near for those P04 spikes
     

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