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  1. Marine Depot
    How to Control Phosphate Using Hanna Phosphate Checkers and GFO Media PLUS: New gear from GHL, Eheim, Coral Essentials, and Brightwell Aquatics!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am totally frustrated starting up my phosban reactor 150. I had it running a few month ago without a problem but since then I ordered a new batch of BRS bulk GFO and find that most of it is very fine particles. Three times I have tried to set up to find that most of the GFO makes its way...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have been battling red slime in my reef aquarium for a couple of months and after my water change this weekend decided to reinstall my GFO reactor to combat phosphate. My phosphates test show 0 but I read that as long as i see red slime there has to be some in my tank. I used to use GFO...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello new reefer here. Just getting my tank cycling and got a few questions for the mean time. Im using bio spira and table shrimp for cycling my tank and it just got past the ammonia peak so most of the cycle is in the nitrite and starting to get a little reading on the nitrate. So when should...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All - I would like to gain your feedback on my current system: 25G Cube DT - set up for 3 months Eshopps Berlin style sump w/ 4" 200 micron filter sock Reef Octopus 110 SSS Protein Skimmer Ecotech XR15 Pro Lighting - Ecotech SPS AB+ program at 45% max intensity for 7 hours/day (2)...
  6. Marine Depot
    Today Only: 10% off Filter Media Stock up and save on carbon, GFO, biopellets, and more!
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Dear All: I have a 180G mixed reef tank, and have had NO3/PO4 issues for years. I am running Carbon, and 2 months ago, started using BRS Biopellets. I am also dosing NOPOX. When I started with the biopellets, I stopped running GFO (in my BRS dual reactor--the other chamber is where the carbon...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I need a little info about how GFO helps with phosphates. Does the phosphate cling to the GFO particles in the water column and is then removed via a skimmer or is there some other process? Thanks.
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  9. General classifieds
    I have two TLF Phosban 150 Reactors for sale. Each is $20. They both work perfectly. I can include the pump each ran on for an extra $10. One ran on a Maxijet pump and the other ran on a Hydor Koralia Pico pump. Both pumps work fine and are compatible with the reactors. So $30 for each reactor...
  10. Dosing and reactor equipment
    Hey guys.. Piecing all of my equipment together as my QT tanks begins to cycle and was wondering if anyone had any info on the Nextreef MR1 reactor. I am looking at possibly getting 2 of them 1 for GFO and the other for Carbon. I want to take all necessary precautions for algae and phosphate...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    While most have seen some of my other post I have a question about media reactors that i guess can be very simple or very complex depending on how you want to look at it. So here goes. It seems like it's reasonable to add a GFO reactor to my tank. ( 6 month old mixed reef startup ) I'm looking...
  12. Marine Depot
    Say Farewell to Phosphate What methods of phosphate control do you use in your reef aquarium?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I have been having a dip in my alkalinity recently (which I think is due to changing my GFO media). The tank has a few fish and soft, LPS and SPS (a few monti’s and bird’s nest) Parameters: - Tank set up for a year – 40 gallon long tank - Temp: 79-80 - Salinity...
  14. Marine Depot
    How to Control Phosphate in a Reef Tank What methods of phosphate control do you use in your reef aquarium?
  15. Reefing Equipment
    Three days after adding GFO media, 1/4 of my yellow polyps (previously like weeds) were dead with the rest closed up. Montipora and other corals looked better than ever, with highly visible polyps! (For the first time). I removed the GFO media, and two days later the Yellow Polyps are happy as...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello guys. I am new to this forum and a newbie reefer. I owned a 30 gallon tank 5 years ago with a very cheap system( all i could afford at the time) and already know a lot about the basics of upkeeping. I had to get rid of it since i was moving to an fish unfriendly area and i missed this...
  17. Marine Depot
    From ORDINARY to EXTRAORDINARY Get a great-looking tank with better filtration! Sale ends 3/2/15
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I just installed a TLF 150 reactor running GFO my question is I have been running chemipure elite for several months. So should I start with half dose just to be safe. I have a 55 gal, eshopp 75 skimmer, 20 gal refug. Thank you in advance. J.R.
  19. Marine Depot
    Filter Media Guide: Carbon, GFO and BioPellets
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Guys can i use GFo not branded ones... I have a friend who deals in food grade ferric oxide.. Can i use it in my phosband reactor whih will be coming soon...please help...!!!!
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