Review: Redsea No3 : Po4 - X (NOPOX)

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  1. bryan

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    Ok so we decided to setup a Redsea Max 130D at Broadacres for display purposes... "and" to experiment with the different RedSea Programs (Algae ((bad and good)) Growth and Color) just to see how well they work... :lol:

    First runner up was the Redsea Algae Management Program:
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    The tanks No3 reading was on 32ppm (according to the Redsea Nitrate Pro : High Accuracy Test Kit)
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    We started dosing with Redseas No3 : Po4 - X (NOPOX) at 3ml per 100L daily ...nothing happened overnight but on the 10th day our reading dropped to ... 0 ... :thumbup: wow ? :eek:

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    We reduced the dosage to 1ml per 100L daily after it hit 0.

    Everyone that's been following the progress in store...you all have seen the swamp we grew...lol...there is at least an 80% improvement and most of the hair algae started to die off after day 10 and almost completely under control!

    Short and sweet...this product worked pretty well for us!
     
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  3. brentnorm

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    Great product, been using it for a while and nitrates also went down to 0. First time ever I have had 0 nitrates.
     
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    Our Redsea Max test dummy :lol:

    Herewith the BEFORE pics :

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    Did you test PO4?

    Did you observe any cyno during the period?
     
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    ... to be continued :p
     
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    Yup we are testing PO4... but it seems to take longer to reach the 0 mark, it is definetaly going down but not as fast as the No3 did! I will let you know asap once it hit 0 :)
    Sorry no tests done on cyno...will definitely post when we have more feedback!
     
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    Are you sure thats not Byropsis Pennata..? If it is then I'll love you forever as you probably stumbled upon a excellent tool to remove Byropsis as so many fear and dread it once we see it growing in our Tanks...That would also explain why I can't get rid of my "GHA"...no matter what I do...I'm starting to lean towards the idea that mine is Byropsis...sigh..

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    Thats just GHA. GHA also has tiny fronds. The fronds on bryopsis penatta are much harder and thicker giving it more of a leaf/fern type look.
     
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    Bryan, ive never seen a clownfish host in hair algae lol. Id be very interested in seeing the PO4 results.

    I have had mixed results using this stuff, but the one thing it does do is lower NO3!

    Im with Belinda on this one, looks like Bryopsis, the feathery look is a dead give away.

    Also i didnt see any "after" pics?
     
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    @rakabos ...then you'll love this...:lol:..
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    Ive had fantastic results with this stuff.
    Sorted of cyano and gha that was taking over my tank..
    Saw results within a couple of days with the cyano.
     
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    Ive had fantastic results with this stuff.
    Sorted of cyano and gha that was taking over my tank..
    Saw results within a couple of days with the cyano.
     
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    I'm looking into this Product also..been hearing good feedbacks...definately want to follow Thread and see the "before and after" pic's...:thumbup:
     
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    Lol I know poor clowns not very happy that their home is being diluted.... :lol:

    From a selling point of view we had a few customers wipe out some live (but not all) from their systems with overdosing...stick to the Redsea high high accuracy test kit when using this product in my opinion, monitor the levels and reduce the dosage daily if need be...this is some strong stuff...always read the manual...lol...and high accuracy testing is vital with dosing...

    I'm also leaning more toward Bryopsis, we tried to pull it out in the beginning but the roots were insanely stubborn and all the fine pieces just got stuck on other rocks and seeded and grew from there...so we went the biological route...maybe a mixture of GHA and Bryopsis made a super Hulk algae...hahaaa :p

    For the "after" pics you have to come to Broadacres....hahaa just kidding...we will get the news pics sorted and posted asap!!
     
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    who needs anemones anyway when algae can host clownfish....hahahaa... :lol: :thumbup:
     
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    WHAT I FOUND WORKS FOR CYANO IS KEEP UR KH STABLE AND INCREASE WATER CHANGES(less but more frequently) AND REMOVE MANUALY VIA SYPHONING,it worked for me in less than 2weeks they disapeared
     
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    This is what's worrying me...I hear this stuff is potent and I'm so afraid I'll wipe out my LS with my stupidity..:blush:..will follow this Thread with interest..:)
     
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    if you start dosing .2 of a ml and increase it by .1 of a ml per week and your skimmer is filling up with muck u will be fine.
     
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    The feedback received from when customers loose livestock was due to 10x the maximum allowed dosage overdose...for instance instead of putting 3ml per 100L they put 30ml per 100L daily...in a week the most sensitive stuff passed on... :whistling:

    The product is really safe if one sticks to the recommended dosage by RedSea ... :)
     
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    dang if you dose that much your fish will suffocate
     
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