How do you dose the food grade sodium phosphate? My reef is only 5 gallons.Neophos is fairly dilute, but even with a stronger phosphate additive (I recommend food grade sodium phosphate from amazon), it can take a lot to bring phosphate to an acceptable level if bare calcium carbonate rocks are sucking it up.
Start with their recommended dose, but expect to have to ramp up.
I personally would not wait. The risk of getting dinos is too high.
How do you dose the food grade sodium phosphate? My reef is only 5 gallons.
Thanks so much Randy!Dissolve it in fresh water and add it. I'd add 0.03 ppm per day and see what that does to start.
Here's a calculator. Use the entry for "phosphate from potassium phosphate". Sodium phosphate (any type; trisodium, disodium, or monosodium) will be close enough since this is not an exact science, but rather added in by trial and error.
Hi Randy. How do people manage to dose phosphate without it causing problems? My phosphate levels are lower than I want them on my two established reef tanks. Over a few days I dosed a little Seachem Flourish and now I have Cyano and other unidentified ugly algaes on my rocks and in my sand. How does a guy increase nitrate and especially phosphate without causing a plague of nasty algae. It seems like there is something else that needs to be in the water that somehow keeps available nutrients in suspension instead of being consumed by the nasties.You're welcome.