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Chipie
02/26/2011, 12:15 PM
I finally found some Seaklear online and bought some 10 and 5 microns filter socks. Now i have to find out what dosage should i use to start lowering my phosphates. They were at 0,3 for a bit and i managed to get it to 0.1 with frequent water changes and GFO. I want to try lanthanum chloride since gfo is getting expensive :( I'm sure it's leaching from the rocks that came from a neglected system i bought. I want to dose in the filter socks that will be hanging on my pipes entering my sump from the overflows.
I have a 172g volume of water and 0.1 phosphates. Can anybody help me firgure out the dosage i should use please? Oh and how long after dosing should the socks be left on ?

Thanks

bertoni
02/26/2011, 02:11 PM
The precipitation happens right away, so you can just spend a few minutes each day adding the lanthanum chloride, and then empty the filter bags. I've never used it, so I don't know how much you'll need to add, but you could just use a dropper and spend a few minutes at it, and see what happens.

Chipie
02/26/2011, 04:27 PM
Hum... i tought that i needed to dilute a certain amount in RO water and to dose very slowly? Or i would be getting precipitates in the display. Right?

jamgar
02/26/2011, 04:38 PM
Start with this and follow the links...good luck

http://http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1969185 (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1969185)

Chipie
02/26/2011, 04:52 PM
Oh i've read all those threads LOL Many times LOL I was hoping someone would help me calculate how much lanthanum (seaklear) i would need to dilute to obtain 0 phosphates. Or close to that anyway.

Keyvan S
02/26/2011, 04:59 PM
Andrée,

Can you post the link for Seaklear and the 10 and 5 microns filter socks?
Keep us posted on your progress.:thumbsup:

KS

jamgar
02/26/2011, 05:34 PM
OK, based on the phosphate reading from your test convert ppm to mg/l. Calculate the total mg of phospate in your system based on the volume of your system. Follow the directions for dosing on the seaclear bottle for the amount of phosphate you want to remove. (you may have to convert liters to gallons). Multiply the total dose amount by 5 for sea water. I then divided this dose by 10 and treated that amount over several days once a week diluted in 2 gallons of ro/di and test often. Attempt at your own risk

Chipie
02/26/2011, 05:36 PM
Andrée,

Can you post the link for Seaklear and the 10 and 5 microns filter socks?
Keep us posted on your progress.:thumbsup:

KS

Hi there :)
I found a seller on ebay that shipped Seaklear to Canada for a decent price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350341352639&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT


And here's where i bought the filter socks.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350314087777&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

He's got all kinds.

I'll keep you posted on how it works.

Chipie
03/16/2011, 09:54 AM
Well i tried the Seaklear phosphate remover and it worked great. I now have 0 phosphate :)
I dosed(very slowly) it twice a week and it never bothered anything in my tank. I changed the gfo and will monitor phosphates to make sure it doesn't creep up again. It is a lot of work because you have to watch and change the filter socks often but it was all worth it. My sps are growing like never before. Very happy i tried it :)