phospates

  1. Piranha76

    PO4 high

    Hello Reefers: My tank is a year old. It is a 125 gallon with 29 gallon sump. I have about 100 pounds of live rock that have been in there since the beginning and a 2 inch sand bed since the beginning. Here are the parameters Temp 78 Salt 35 PPT nitrites 0 Nitrates 0 Ammonia 0 Alk 12...
  2. TheKyle

    Dosing lanthanum chloride into skimmer - tips

    Hello, just wanted to share a helpful tip I learned about dosing lanthanum chloride into the skimmer cup. If you don’t care to read the rest of the post here is what I have learned: Do not dose/drip into the top of the cup. Installing extra tubing to dose further down in the skimmer body is...
  3. Jeremy Chatham

    My New ReefBot cannot test 8 things. Only 4.

    So I just received my new reefbot. I am surprised to report that it cannot test 8 different things as one setup. I am able to test Alk. Calcium. Mag. And phosphates. So even though there are 8 vials in the machine some test kits require multiple reagents for a single test. I guess I will need...
  4. Christopher Presley

    Vodka/nopox diy dosing, zero No3 Po4 perfect

    As title states I have an imbalance, I’ve been dosing 3/4 vinegar and 1/4 vodka for about a year an a half with great success other than having a small imbalance. I’ve been going fallow for over a month now and after adjusting my dosing I’ve leveled out at 0 no3 and .o2-.03 po4. What is the best...
  5. K

    Moving rock

    Hello guys, I have a 55 gallons salt tank.. I moved it and made the mistake of using the same sand bed.. ever since then I’ve had phosphate issues.. I’m in the process of buying a new tank. I’m getting a 90 gallon and moving everything from my 55 gallon into it.. gonna buy new sand and...
  6. DeepBlueSomething

    [Advice] Nitrates, Phosphates & Algae - Cause and Effect?

    My tank cycled up fairly quickly with respect to ammonia management - about 2 weeks. I cycled with established LR that I got from a fellow hobbyist -- that LR was also established with some Green and Brown HA. (40b with 20L sump; no fish, CuC only, set-up in Mid Sept 2017) My nitrates climbed...
  7. filbie70

    Shelf life on API test kits?

    Does anyone know the shelf life on test kits? I did a test yesterday with an API and it turned blue as soon as I added the second reagent. I measured about a 2.0. I checked again tonight and the same result. I pulled out my Hanna checker and received a 0.00. I’d love to go with the Hanna...
  8. MermaidTail

    What would happen if...

    Folks were so helpful on my post about cleaning my 6g nano and I wanted your thoughts. What do you think would happen if I removed the sponge and the ceramic bioballs from my filter and just ran chemipure-elite? I have the Fluval edge, about nine months old, and have always run the filter as...
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