Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'phosphates'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Aquarium Journals
    • Pico Reef Journals
    • Nano Reef Journals
    • Large Reef Journals
  • Nano-Reef Community
    • General Discussion
    • Beginners Discussion
    • Meet & Greet New Members
  • System Setup
    • Biological Filtration
    • Equipment Forum
    • Lighting Forum
    • Aquascaping Forum
    • Water Chemistry
    • DIY Projects
    • Product Reviews
  • Livestock
    • Identification Forum
    • Pest and Disease Treatments
    • Coral Forum
    • Fish Forum
    • Invertebrate Forum
    • Clam Discussion
    • Macroalgae and Seagrass
    • Aquaculture and Breeding
  • Special Interests
    • All-In-One Tanks
    • Biotopes
    • Photo & Video Discussion
  • Marketplace
    • Sponsor Specials
    • Hardware Classifieds
    • Livestock Classifieds
    • Vendor & Trader Feedback
  • Community Sponsors
    • Air, Water & Ice
    • Reef Cleaners
    • Premium Aquatics
    • Marine Depot
    • inTank
    • Cultivated Reef
    • LEDGroupBuy.com
    • SaltCritters
    • CoralVue
    • Nano Box Reef
    • Legendary Corals
    • Ultum Nature Systems
    • Pod Your Reef
    • Top Shelf Aquatics
    • Aquarium Care Center
    • NanoRox Magnetic Frag Rocks
    • Pieces Of The Ocean
    • Micro-Reefs Aquariums
    • Waterbox Aquariums
    • Innovative Marine
    • REEFTIDE
    • Santa Monica Filtration
  • Miscellaneous
    • Archives

Categories

  • Advanced Topics
  • Beginners Articles
  • Livestock Articles
  • Equipment Articles
  • Biotopes
  • Aquarium Photography
  • DIY Projects

Categories

  • 2020 Featured Reef Aquariums
  • 2019 Featured Reef Aquariums
  • 2018 Featured Reef Aquariums
  • 2017 Featured Reef Aquariums
  • 2016 Featured Reef Aquariums
  • 2015 Featured Reef Aquariums
  • 2014 Featured Nano Reef Aquariums
  • 2013 Featured Nano Reef Aquariums
  • 2012 Featured Nano Reef Aquariums
  • 2011 Featured Nano Reef Aquariums
  • 2010 Featured Nano Reef Aquariums
  • 2009 Featured Nano Reef Aquariums
  • 2008 Featured Nano Reef Aquariums
  • Previously Featured Reef Aquariums

competitions

  • May 2019 - Zoanthids
  • June 2019 - Shrimp
  • July 2019 - Spotted
  • August 2019 - Green
  • September 2019 - Clownfish
  • October 2019 - Bubbles
  • November 2019 - Worms
  • December 2019 - Feeding
  • Orange - January 2020
  • Tentacles - February 2020
  • Camouflage - March 2020
  • Symmetry - April 2020
  • Purple - May 2020
  • Claws - June 2020
  • Gobies - July 2020
  • Macroalgae - August 2020
  • Eyes - September 2020
  • Snails - October 2020
  • Mouths - November 2020
  • Yellow - December 2020

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Found 7 results

  1. Marine Depot

    How to Lower Phosphates in a Reef Tank

    How to Lower Phosphates in a Reef TankVIDEO: Mastering Nutrient Control
  2. I'm battling stupid high phosphates (to the tune of .25). I usually test on Fridays before my Saturday maintenance to see how much RowaPhos to add. I (thought I) had it under control at the beginning of May. Boy was I wrong. When I tested the first week of June it was 36ppb, the following week (after a good portion of RowaPhos) it was cut in half so I didn't add more. Last week it tested 39ppb so I completely refreshed the RowaPhos and did a 4g water change (about 40%) to lower some nitrates and try to bring my alk up a little. I noticed a few strands of (what I think is GHA) so I went ahead and tested it tonight. Now it's at 81ppb! I have to get more water on Saturday so I'm planning to test it as soon as I get it, again on Tuesday, and again on Friday. Is it possible that my "made for potable water storage" containers are leaching phosphates into my RODI water? Ugh!
  3. TheCrockers200

    Testing kits

    Looking for opinions on best testing kits to use while cycling a new tank and thereafter. We’re planning on being pretty vigilant and patient when cycling this new tank up and are interested in what everyone else recommends. I did not realize there were so many brands ?
  4. I'll make this short. I did a water change after having phosphates crawl up to .06. My sand was looking disgusting so i stirred it up quite a bit. My phosphates AFTER the water change is reading .07. I'm hoping my newly replaced gfo will absorb some of it. I will do another water change tomorrow as well. I've left my sand alone before as I didn't want to disturb anything and cause the situation I'm having, but my sand was looking terrible. Should I just avoid this? I love the way my tank looks now with the white, fine, clean sand.
  5. lonewonderer

    Algae scrubber does it work?

    Hello, I was thinking about an algae scrubber. Does anybody know if it really works on reducing phos and Nitrates? I have a 40 gallon reef tank with a 10 gallon diy sump. Does anybody here uses algae scrubber? thanks,
  6. Long time lurker, first time poster. Getting ready to move into a new tank, and have spent some time trying top get my stuff together.. Tested for phosphates for the 1st time, and am really confused.. See below for details. Have a 14G Biocube that has been running for a couple of years. Other than some red slime issues when I started it - everything has been stable and looks good. I'd like to start a new Innovative Marine 25g lagoon tank with some SPS in addition to my current zoas. I have really never spent much time testing water other than nitrates, but in anticipation of the SPS, I decided to get some "Advanced" test kits, one of which is the Low Range Hanna 713 Phosphate checker. Needless to say, I was very surprised by the results. Tank Setup 14g Biocube, Intank media basket, filter floss, chemipure-elite, Nanobox duo +m light Ecotech MP10 powerhead (25%-75% power) MJ1200 return pump RO water, 50% water change 2 weeks ago. All top of water= RO 2 clownfish, a cleaner shrimp, various snails and other CuC. Various zoas and an obnoxious mushroom coral Red Sea Coral Pro Salt 1.024 Minimal "bad" algae; sand is clean/white (purple in picture is from camera white balance being off I guess) Thin sand bed, 1" at thickest point, 1/3 of tank is bare bottom Tank Parameters Temp - 79F Nitrates 5 ppm ph 8.2 Alkalinity 195 ppm / 11.0 dKH Calcium 432 mg/l Phosphates 1.5 ppm (WTF) I tested twice, and got similar results. Again, have not done a water change in two weeks, so would expect parameters to be as bad as they would ever be (just surprised how bad,) because it sounds like my phosphates are 300X higher than what I need to maintain SPS corals? I don't think so, but am I missing some sort of calculation conversion? Otherwise, what in the hell? Jeff Bridges
  7. fot80

    phosphate spike

    I had a recent phosphate spike. My phosphates were around .03 for a long time and now just shot up. I don't believe my gfo is exhausted since I just replaced it. A large green nudibranch went missing. I can't find it and assume it's dead. I'm not surprised since it was massive and probably quite old. Would a dead fish or invertebrate be responsible?
×
×
  • Create New...