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  1. General Reef Discussion
    My triton test results were a bit surprising to say the least... yes, that 1.395 PPM of PO4! so i re-tested it myself that's 10 PPB of phosphorus on the Hanna checker. which is 0.031 PPM of PO4 according to their conversion table. i don't seem to have an algae problem, so i'm assuming...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    My gravel was looking dirty so I have been siphoning it with my weekly water changes. Now my PO4 is at 0.5. Did disturbing the substrate cause the PO4 to go up?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    There's a lot out there, some are more popular than others, do you use one? If so, which do you use? Any particular reasons why you chose it?
  4. The THINK Tank
    OK so what exactly is the deal with testing for PO4? I've read that pretty much all tests are inaccurate cause your only testing what's in the water and not the "locked up" phosphates. So what's with the expensive test meters? Are they just a waste of time? If so is algae growth the only way to...
  5. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    Finally the light came on after seeing and reading the info with the "Friends done let friends use Refugiums" tag in Geoff's signature. With great smugness maybe I went to BB in the 150g. Complete with pics every step of the way. Even posting pics of the detritus created daily in the...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So basically back when i started my tank (about 6 months ago) I took my local fish store's advice and put a 2 inch sand bed in my tank. This is back before i knew what I know now. I had intentions of going with a shallow sand bed and this was the route they directed me to. So here is the...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I don't post too many links to new articles (don't want to be a spammer!) but I'm really geeked about RFH writing for us again. Check out his new article about PO4 (related to math and foods): Aquarium Chemistry: Phosphate And Math: Yes You Need To Understand Both | Aquarist Magazine and Blog
  8. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    after searching the net to buy a low range phosphate test kit... all I see is a couple reasonably priced ones that show .04 to .05 bottom levels... BUT with everyone commenting saying how much they stink. What is the proper kit for hard coral phosphate level detection and maintenance activities?
  9. General Reef Discussion
    My tank has been running now for several months and it's inhabitants seem to be doing well. All the water parameters are in line (thrilling details in tank spec link below). Importantly, I've not seen the Nitrate level crest 5ppm in more than 6 weeks and I've never seen any phosphates at all...
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