Phosphates too low!

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by SchyffS, 18 May 2010.

  1. SchyffS

    SchyffS Reef Aquarist

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Cape Town
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Midasblenny

    Midasblenny

    Joined:
    11 May 2007
    Posts:
    855
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Randburg-Gauteng
    Thanks, interesting read!
     
  4. SchyffS

    SchyffS Thread Starter Reef Aquarist

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Perhaps a very good read for the LNS and ULNS chaps....dont over do it :) But at least get to that point then put on the brakes a little :)
     
  5. scubaninja

    scubaninja

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    6,739
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Durban
    I've had problems before with too low nutrients. Its really not hard to fall down the other side of the mountain when you reach the top. Lost a few corals when i did. Believe me phosphates being too low is not a myth. I have to feed really heavy to keep mine up.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  6. SchyffS

    SchyffS Thread Starter Reef Aquarist

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Cape Town
    Then thats a good thing :thumbup:
     
  7. SchyffS

    SchyffS Thread Starter Reef Aquarist

    Joined:
    26 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    588
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Cape Town
    So what is your secret Scubaninja?
     
  8. scubaninja

    scubaninja

    Joined:
    20 Jul 2008
    Posts:
    6,739
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Durban
    good biofiltration-live rock dsb etc , good flow to get detritus to overflow and a good skimmer. Thats the basis for me, not really a secret. If you have underlying phosphate problems you can fix them with the above. Would just take time..:)
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Phosphates Forum Date
Reducing Nitrates & Phosphates Water Parameters and Additives Monday at 15:15
Need to get rid of Phosphates in your aquarium? The ATI Phosphate Stop is great... JungleAquatics.NET BLOG 9 Jun 2015
Interesting video about phosphates Water Parameters and Additives 25 Feb 2015
RO water and phosphates General Discussions and Advice 17 Aug 2014
Phosphates : the good, the bad, the evil Beginner Discussions 10 Jun 2014
Urgent help needed High Phosphates!!! Urgent Help Needed 17 Feb 2014
Nitra-guard "bomb" still have phosphates Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS 23 Nov 2013