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Full RTN this morning....almost completely gone :(
 
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Feeling like crap but more cleaning for me today. Gave the sponge another pass and sucked out as much detritus from the chambers after the Fuge that I could.

Powerhead’s were also cleaned and repositioned slightly.

As I mentioned elsewhere I removed the Phosguard I have always used in a reactor with carbon in favor of 1/8th a cup of GFO. ICP revealed high levels of aluminum and suggested GFO to remove. I knew Phosguard was aluminum based but didn't expect to see so much of a leaching affect. Not that it should hurt anything but if Im going to run Triton i may as well follow their direction.

PO4 down from .08 to .04 as of this morning and Ill be watching it closely. GFO scares the crap outa me having nuked a bunch of frags overnight the one other time I used it.

Tomorrow we plant some seeds!

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Deep Thoughts before we flush them down the toilet..... what does .04 of Phosphate look like?

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So I know I cleaned a ton but the GFO works insanely well. Down .02 PO4 in less than 24 hours. Actually dosed some back in the tank with dinner just now.

I have only a tiny cobalt 165gph pump on the reactor so my guess is im probably only getting around 100gph through it.

This exercise isn't going to last very long i can tell you that much. 3 days tops.
 

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Stripper stress? Sorry about your Strawberry Shortcake Fudsey. Despite your frustration, I learned something from it. I had no idea a gorg would do that!
 
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Put a fresh sediment filter in the RODI unit.
I change out the sediment each July and refresh the rest every January as a best practice approach. Nothing is ever exhausted but seems like a good idea.
 

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