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Josh Hansen
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)4:05    Post subject: Phosphate Reply with quote

What is the best way of reducing phospate in the fish tank?

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monkeyboy
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)5:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green-X do a phosphate remover. It looks like a large tea bag and be put directly in the tank or inside your filter.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)6:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phosphate removers (resins, etc) will remove the existing phosphates from the tank. The 2nd but more important step is to figure out what the source of phosphates is. Once you fix the source, you will solve this problem permanently.

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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)20:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floating plants like water sprite are great, they remove NH4/NO3/PO4.

Is there some issue with the PO4?
It's not bad for fish.

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Josh Hansen
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PostPosted: 2005.05.06(Fri)7:27    Post subject: Phosphate Reply with quote

Yes the phosphate producing high hair algae.I was looking at Seachem phosphate remover do you think this is a good choice anyone?

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Jimbob
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PostPosted: 2005.05.06(Fri)11:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Josh,

My phosphate levels are 0.25, which I didn't think was too bad, and I have just got rid of a whole fistfull of hair algae with more growing.

Out of interest what levels are you Po4 at?
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Josh Hansen
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PostPosted: 2005.05.06(Fri)18:14    Post subject: Phosphate Reply with quote

Phosphate was the highest reading level but I have no nitrate.

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