PO4 Minus media

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by herkie, 10 Jul 2010.

  1. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    I bought this about 2 months ago at a local LFS and I would like to know if other reefers know this product. It does not come with proper instructions and the lady at the shop informed me to replace the piece of filter when it gas goes flat/thin. Well I had one piece in the sump for 2 weeks and apart from being slightly discolored by dirt it still looked the same thickness to me. It do not think it had any effect to algae in my tank and I now wonder if I am using it wrong or whether it is a bum product. I have a feeling it is the latter because if you look at the incorrect phosphate spelling it tells me I smell a rat. By the way this product costed R144.00.
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    Algae is also spelt wrong so I wouldn't trust it.
     
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    Packaging looks suspect Herkie! lol.
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    And they have quite a impressive range, phosphate, nitrates and another 2 I do not remember. Pity I was the sucker try it first. Howzit Mek! Dont you come the Zululand way anymore?
     
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    Oom Herkie, they saw you coming with that one unfortunately, too much mampoer bru :p. There are some pretty decent phosphate sponges, but that one just screams cheap chinese knock-off.
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    what is a hi-tech process with na-mi spray ?
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    Give the Viper 3 shots mampoer and he should be able to answer you.
     
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    lol Herkie, your mampoer is pure poison, anything that burns that long can never be good for you. :lol:
     
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    Oh Its too nice!!!

    But about those pads, I not sure on the PO4 one but have heard good results on the NO3 ones..... but think its only short term "quick fix"
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    I have 'Detuned' some, you can try it next visit.;)
     
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    Lekker Herkie! I still come that way. I was in St Lucia about 2 weeks back. The next time im in the area, i will give you a shout. ;)
     
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    Have used them myself and dropped my PO4 to correct levels in 2 weeks. You cannot expect algae to vanish that quickly. What was your PO4 reading before and after the 2 weeks?
     
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    Dude, IMO i would never buy that, 'HI TECH process'?

    Try seachem's 'phosguard', cant go wrong with that, just buy a pair of stocking with it aswell ;)
     
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    herkie Thread Starter R.I.P.

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    Too embarrassing to mention. What did Sean k's signature say about patience?
     
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