View Full Version : Ways to increase po4

12/24/2013, 03:34 PM
What are some ways to increase po4 to enhance better growth on corals. There are many discussion on reducing no3 and po4 but not much talk to increase no3/po4 other than feeding more. My 180g has been running for 10 months are here are the parameters. Coloration on most corals are pale. Would my tank be considered as a low nutrient tank? Thanks

DKH: 9
Mg: 1500
Ca: 460
Nitrate: 2 ppm
Phosphate: 0 ppm
Salt: Reef crystal
Light: vertex illumina 260 + 2uv modules
Skimmer: bubble king deluxe 200
Pumps: 2 x 6105 Tunze
temp: 78

12/24/2013, 03:36 PM
Feed more. Try Oyster Feast.

12/24/2013, 03:37 PM
Here is a pic

12/24/2013, 03:38 PM
I feed reef roid and marine snow. Would that help?

Dave & Monica
12/24/2013, 03:46 PM
Dude or dudet,you can have some of my tank water. I am always fighting to keep nutrients in check. Feed more and export less. Be careful what you ask for.....

12/24/2013, 03:47 PM
Feeding more should increase the phosphate level, although the nitrate level might rise as well.

I don't know of a precise definition of "low nutrient", but most people probably would say that the nitrate would have to be at zero for a tank to be "low nutrient".

12/24/2013, 05:58 PM
feed foods that are high in po4, like a lot of pellet foods

12/24/2013, 08:27 PM
Basic reefing principles have not changed.

Elevated nutrients, increase export mechanisms
Low nutrients, increase input mechanisms