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post #11 of 17 Old 10-23-2012, 02:58 PM
Might use a phosphate and silicate remover then, to get your water parameters to absolute 0.
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Might use a phosphate and silicate remover then, to get your water parameters to absolute 0.

You mean my phosphates should be at 0?

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post #13 of 17 Old 10-23-2012, 07:53 PM
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You mean my phosphates should be at 0?

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Yup. Thats part of what feeds algae growth. Thats why we preach RO/DI Water.
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Yup. Thats part of what feeds algae growth. Thats why we preach RO/DI Water.

Thanks R.M! Do you have a specific brand of phosphate remover you would recommend over another? I'd like to go out today and get some.

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post #15 of 17 Old 10-24-2012, 09:22 AM
Chemipure Elite. Seachem Phosguard.
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Algae scrubber- the perfect solution for you. i built one DIY for around 10 US $ You can save yourself the protein skimmer and have only an algae scrubber..... and whats more its supposed to be very easy,cheap and even better than a protein skimmer... here have a look at This wonderful threadMega Powerful Nitrate and Phosphate Remover - DIY!


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Algae scrubber- the perfect solution for you. i built one DIY for around 10 US $ You can save yourself the protein skimmer and have only an algae scrubber..... and whats more its supposed to be very easy,cheap and even better than a protein skimmer... here have a look at This wonderful threadMega Powerful Nitrate and Phosphate Remover - DIY!
Thanks Tim, but I've already bought a skimmer and my husband will have a fit, if I buy more "stuff" now. I have to do things in small steps. . . less noticable to him

That thread is amazing! Wow. That guy in Santa Monica is sure into the hobby!

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