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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by joelbegt on Today at 21:06:24 »
At those numbers you would technically be carbon source limited (less so with the 40) so a bit of vodka or vinager would do the trick,  or try prodibioís bioclean itís only once every 14 days if you donít want to dose that often
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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by Keith92 on Today at 19:03:46 »
I have had success with GFO in a media reactor on a timer. When the gfo is fresh  I only run it a few hours. It will take a few days for it to get where you want it.  If it drops too low then just reduce the time.  As the gfo gets older you will increase the time.  It's very simple when the reactor is connected to your apex. When you get to the point that the reactor is running full time it is time to change the gfo
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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by Reeferntraining on Today at 17:28:00 »
In my 75, theyíre 10-20 and in my 40B theyíre 5-10. I do grow macro in the 40 and not the 75.
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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by joelbegt on Today at 16:30:32 »
What are your nitrates at?
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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by Reeferntraining on Today at 08:47:09 »
I use rowaphos in a media bag. It took my phosphates from .15 to .02 in about 4 weeks, and I haven't changed it out yet.

It is popular for lasting a long time a requiring very little to get the job done.

I simply hang the media bag in a filter  sock.
Great info Mike. I was hoping someone would tell their experience with rowaphos. I like the hanging bag strategy and very little media means better cost effectiveness! Thanks!
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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by Reeferntraining on Today at 08:38:06 »
Lazy sells a phosphate remover that is a liquid and causes pho4 to precipitate from the water and is then exported via skimmer.   It would allow you to control how fast you bring you phos to a level you are happy with.  I also use gfo in a reactor, but it works to well and can strip the tank completely of phos.  which is not good.
Ya, Iím aware of the lanthanum chloride. I just donít like putting chemicals in the tank if I donít have to. Although Jjoos swears by it. I want to try something a little less aggressive. Sounds like the GFO can be aggressive too...
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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by mtamorrow on Today at 08:31:09 »
I use rowaphos in a media bag. It took my phosphates from .15 to .02 in about 4 weeks, and I haven't changed it out yet.

It is popular for lasting a long time a requiring very little to get the job done.

I simply hang the media bag in a filter  sock.
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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by Warhawk937 on Today at 08:29:24 »
Lazy sells a phosphate remover that is a liquid and causes pho4 to precipitate from the water and is then exported via skimmer.   It would allow you to control how fast you bring you phos to a level you are happy with.  I also use gfo in a reactor, but it works to well and can strip the tank completely of phos.  which is not good.
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Water Chemistry / Re: Best Phosphate export?
« Last post by Reeferntraining on Today at 07:29:03 »
If you donít want to run GFO in a reactor, then use a product like Chemi-Pure.  Probably Chemi-Pure Elite, which is carbon and GFO together.  Chemi-Pure Blue is carbon and a Purigen like substance.  Both could help and these may provide the phosphate reduction you need.
Red, Iím using ChemiPure Elite now. Itís not enough. Iím leveled out between .12-.16 and cant get it any lower. Thatís why Iím looking for a straight PO4 exporter.

Are you saying the GFO will clump if itís in a stationary media bag laying in the sump?
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Free For The Taking / Re: Green Star Polyps
« Last post by SmokesReef on Yesterday at 22:13:23 »
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