Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by aquariaman, Dec 17, 2010.
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phosphate gets in the way of you coral skeletal growth.
Be careful when killing the algae....IME killing too much of it off at once can raise your nitrates and ph just as bad. :-/
I am going to go check my phosphates right now. I have the API so it is kind of my best bet cause it goes by every .25 incruments.
Well, they are arriving tomorrow and i still have .15 phosphate in my tank. What should i do? BTW These corals will be aquacultured if that effects anything? The PhosGuard is still in there and i used all of it. I will not have any time to go to the fish store either. Any suggestions for what i should do?
The frags will be fine until the next time you make it to the fish store....it's not going to poison the corals. The colors may brown out a little but as soon as the phosphates go back down, they'll color back up again.
Thank you sooooo much!!!!! You just helped me a ton!! This time i am going to buy PhosBan cause i have heard a lot better things from it!
If it's run in a phosban reactor, this is true. If you just put it in a media bag in your sump, it will turn into a rock. To prevent this, you will need to break this rock apart every 4 or 5 days. In a reactor, it never turns into a rock.
Thanks you telling me that! So do i ever have to change it out?
In most tanks, about once per month
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