Need to Dose Phos and Nitrate...and im SCARED

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Well I've completely hit a brick wall, and now feel more lost than ever. Brightwell says I'd need to use NeoNitro with Biofuel and Katalyst, and some other sort of thing. I'm either a complete idiot, or, I'm SO LOST. I assumed you calculate the amount you need to raise nitrate ppm. It says the same thing on NeoPhos.
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20% every 2 weeks.
If you are not having issues I would reduce them, or stop for awhile.
It wont hurt and will bring up your levels without dosing no3 or po4.
I run a no scheduled WC system with pretty good results although very controversial here, lol.
 

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Well I've completely hit a brick wall, and now feel more lost than ever. Brightwell says I'd need to use NeoNitro with Biofuel and Katalyst, and some other sort of thing. I'm either a complete idiot, or, I'm SO LOST. I assumed you calculate the amount you need to raise nitrate ppm. It says the same thing on NeoPhos.
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I have used this in the past. Pretty straight forward.

 
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I have used this in the past. Pretty straight forward.

I'm telling you, it's the Vibrant man lol. I haven't touched Vibrant in about 6 weeks and I feel like it's still in the system eating away my nutrients. I'm tempted to do a 30% WC, clean the cannister out, and yeah...reduce water changes to 10% every 2 weeks until I have some nutrients.

How do I have NO NUTRIENTS. I run a cannister filter with NO SKIMMER. Does carbon remove phosphate? I use poly lab carbon...I thought carbon is good for clear water?

I'm past the point of obsession. I feel like im stuck in a game of chess.
 
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Ok go get some sleep.
Vibrant is bacteria but it can and has bottomed out nutrients for some.
I would hold off on any WC as it will reduce levels even more.
Get some nitrate, like the one I posted, and manually dose then retest.
Remove half of the matrix in the morning.
Your .09 po4 is good so dont worry about it.
Report back tomorrow. We will be here.
 
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Ok go get some sleep.
Vibrant is bacteria but it can and has bottomed out nutrients for some.
I would hold off on any WC as it will reduce levels even more.
Get some nitrate, like the one I posted, and manually dose then retest.
Remove half of the matrix in the morning.
Your .09 po4 is good so dont worry about it.
Report back tomorrow. We will be here.
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Ok go get some sleep.
Vibrant is bacteria but it can and has bottomed out nutrients for some.
I would hold off on any WC as it will reduce levels even more.
Get some nitrate, like the one I posted, and manually dose then retest.
Remove half of the matrix in the morning.
Your .09 po4 is good so dont worry about it.
Report back tomorrow. We will be here.
Dude said I have 0 phos, not .09
 

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Dude said I have 0 phos, not .09
The truth is you actually do you phos it's just not measurable via our hobby level readers. It's impossible to have 0.00000000 phos. So just remember that. Also if you arent having issues with the tank why the panic....or did I miss something. Good luck, you'll get it resolved and you'll be better for it.
 

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Dude said I have 0 phos, not .09
Sorry that was someone else in your post.
O po4 can be .04 on most tests.
On my non low range hanna I get 0. On my low range it will read .02-.04. After conversion.
Get the sleep and if their are no issues you will be ok.
What you dont want is to chase a number.
 
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