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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I finally finished stepping up from API test kits to red sea test kits and now I have a phosphate tester. Did my first test and found my phosphate at 1.0ppm. This was high range test so I'm assuming this is high. What are the best ways to bring it down? What are acceptable levels to keep?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, have been having a slightly elevated phosphate level over 3. Had my carbon pellets in nylon bag by pump in sump. Took the carbon out, and replaced the phos gaurd pellets also. After an hour I tested and had a significant drop down to about 2.6. So should I leave the carbon out...
  3. Reefing Equipment
    I installed new SpectraPure RO/DI system and then added extra DI unit. My TDS meter measures about 10-15ppm at the input of my first DI cartridge and 0 at the output. I just measured PO4 in my RO/DI water and discovered that it is about 0.1ppm, which is bad. How do I improve my water ? Thanks.
  4. Reefing Equipment
    I have been trying to use phosphate Hanna checker and I would like to share my experience. Generally I dislike it a lot ! You are supposed to pour the powder from this paper pouch into this glass vial filled with the tank water and mix it within 30 seconds, otherwise the checker shuts down to...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hey i been testing with 2 different kits, api and sera, i really don't get much of a reaction from either one, i have some algae issues in 40 breeder, bubble, calerpa, and hair, my nitrates are low about less than 5 ppm, salinty 35, alk has a tendancy to be low as with calcium , lighting 6 t5...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Is there such a thing as low phosphate flake food? Any idea what flake food is lowest in phosphate? Thanks.
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hey Everybody... I'm having too many problems with my phosphate. I don't even know if it is a problem. I'm new to marine tanks. Anyways, in brief i have a tank i'm trying to set up, no fish, just LR, so i buy marine water from the reef shop and it tests out all good, I put it in my tank at a...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Ok today I picked up a couple things that I have been neglecting to test in my system. I have never test phosphate until today I am going to begin testing with an ELOS expert line PO4 test kit and I am going to use reef results phosblaster super nuker liquid phosphate remover to remove the...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    ok ive got a 10 gallon with a couple of LR pieces, some snails, and hermits. i just set up the tank like 2-3 days ago and my levels are srewy nitrate: 10ppm calcium:20ppm (thats way to low right)the test tube turned blue on the first drop phosphate:0ppm
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