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Can't keep phosphates up

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Great input! I lowered my alk dosing a bit so it drops slowly, and it's getting down slowly. At 10.3 right now. Polyps seem to be extending better. I have been adding some extra food and dropping a clam on the half she'll I to the tank every other day. Crabs and fish love that! Test kit as of this morning show just a tiny hue of blue so phosphates exist some what. I may get a ulr phosphate Hanna do be certain. I don't trust my high range that I use to have to use lol.

And I also found a pair of these little buggers today snacking on a Digi colony after one of my neon green Poco colonies went white over two days. Wondering if these may be the reason for some of my latest troubles.

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I've been going through something similar!

I'm dosing reef roids twice a day and can't keep my phosphate above 0 ppb.

I know it's because I run an oversized fuge, but without it my pH is too low.

My solution was to buy a scale and trisodium phosphate.

I'm now dosing about 0.3 ppm PO4 per day. To have it be more gradual, I have two water bottles in my dark fuge (one inside the other like Russian nesting dolls). Both bottles have one small hole and I dose Phosphate into the inner bottle. It slowly diffuses out thru the day. I dose 2x per day.

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