Anyone successfully using TM Plus NP?

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After 23 days of dosing Plus NP the PO4 value is ever < 0,01(Tropic Marin Professional Lab).
The tonality of the test is small changed from yellow to celeste but the change is really very very little.
I go forward ...
I had started dosing sodium nitrate and sodium phosphate before I started this thread. Nutrients were 0 when I was testing so I felt I needed to do something. I decided to follow that route since I had already started. I can keep N and P measurable using that method and corals are starting to look better, but not amazing, but better.
My GHA is dying off also but I've been told that is not from dosing N and P but I'll take a positive anyway I can get it.
 
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Unfortunately Phos Feed is not available in Italy.
I would like to try it instead Plus NP for increasing PO4.
I think it is more concentrated and easy to use because it has not carbon inside.
 

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A little update.
After one month of dosing 1 ml/day , the PO4 are not detectable yet.

@Hans-Werner Must I increase the quantity to 1,5 ml/day on 180 litres of water? I fear bacterial blooms (I hope it is understandable in english).

When Phos Feed will be available also in Italy?
 
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A little update.
After one month of dosing 1 ml/day , the PO4 are not detectable yet.

@Hans-Werner Must I increase the quantity to 1,5 ml/day on 180 litres of water? I fear bacterial blooms (I hope it is understandable in english).

When Phos Feed will be available also in Italy?
You haven't dosed full dosage yet? Plus-NP has a maximum dosage of 1ml per 100 liter, so I think you should try that first. The animals are using it all up it seems :)

I can confirm that Plus-NP does increase PO4, and at some point NO3 will be available as well when it has been altered by bacteria. I know this since I used it to cycle a reef tank and tested weekly.

It's also written in a blog post


My situation is little bit different, the phosphate is not increased but the animals are improved.

Sorry, what does it means GHA ?
Improved animals is exactly what Hans-Werner says the product is for. :)
 
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They are no sponges, are soft also free in the water.

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To me it doesn't look like normal bacteria from overdosing of organic carbon. It looks more like algal filaments covered with bacteria or detritus (wich is almost the same) or maybe filamentous cyanobacteria Schizothrix.

"Normal" bacteria from overdosing organic carbon usually make slimy mats or an even slimy coating and cloud the water.
 
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