seachem seagel

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  1. Theo

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    Hi all,ive put seagel in a RO phosphate reactor. it kept gloging on the spunge on bottom, so i took it out to let the seagel move around morre, now all the sudden the water is a milky colour, can anyone explain why and what to do?
     
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    Theo put filter wool both sides of seagel to prevent detris packing in between. the reason you are getting milkiness is the friction on the phosguard part of the seagel is breaking it down. if it starts clogging after a while it is a good indicator that a change is necessary
     
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    Awsome,thanx mandarin. ive changed the media and next day it was gloged... what to do?
     
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    Theo rinse in water beforehand. it is best to put it in an old stocking. and then place filter wool befoe and after it in the reactor . adjust the flow to reasonably slow. this will prevent media breaking up. treat it as fragile.
     
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    Since its already in there, how long you think it would take to clear up? Ive kept it in reactor, but set the flow not to move them around but good water flow through them. I dont knoe why its taking so long for the hair to go away...
     
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    How long have you been running seagel?
     
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    If you have green hair algae it takes a while to get rid of. this is possibly due to seepage of phosphates coming out of substrates and liverock. i would test magnesium and adjust it up to 1600 ppm and keep it there till hair algae is gone
     
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