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escogs
02/03/2017, 11:14 AM
Hello eveyone
I have a 1000 gal marine tank with with around 100 fishs.
I have 5 nitrate and 0.4 phos (reading with hanna low checker)
High phos makes cyano top much and I am feeding fishes too much so that I have lots of phos. What do you advice me to drop phos to low levels?

TokiHacker
02/03/2017, 02:36 PM
Gfo.

escogs
02/04/2017, 04:15 AM
Yeah gfo is good. But which brand is more cheaper and economical?

Gone Tidepoolin
02/04/2017, 04:16 PM
GFO is great, are you running a protein skimmer? If not, I'd suggest getting one. If you have one I would get some Phosphate RX drops and use them to drop the level before using the GFO.

btb72
02/04/2017, 06:42 PM
Algae turf scrubber!

JUNBUG361
02/04/2017, 08:07 PM
I use Rowan phos

JUNBUG361
02/04/2017, 08:08 PM
Rowa phos

WLachnit
02/05/2017, 12:30 AM
For a tank that size, I would recommend BRS GFO....it is a lot more economical.


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btb72
02/05/2017, 10:11 PM
Seriously look into a turf scrubber.

escogs
02/06/2017, 02:43 AM
Seriously look into a turf scrubber.

How does it work? Did u test it before?

Breadman03
02/06/2017, 04:33 AM
How does it work? Did u test it before?

Turf scrubbers are quite effective. They are meant to optimize the growth of hair algae that grow quickly to lock the nutrients up, which are removed from the system when you clean off the screens.

Another chemical option that you might research is lanthanum chloride.

McPuff
02/06/2017, 08:45 AM
I agree on the turf scrubber or a chaeto refugium. And using BRS GFO will certainly help. The high capacity works quite a bit better than the regular. For the price, it seems to be the best in my opinion. This reminds me... I need to change my GFO.

btb72
02/06/2017, 11:10 AM
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1977420

Lots of info here.

escogs
02/07/2017, 03:21 PM
Turf scrubbers are quite effective. They are meant to optimize the growth of hair algae that grow quickly to lock the nutrients up, which are removed from the system when you clean off the screens.

Another chemical option that you might research is lanthanum chloride.

I have 0.4 phos. After turf scrubber, what will be the phos lvl? Can it be zero?

Breadman03
02/07/2017, 10:57 PM
I have 0.4 phos. After turf scrubber, what will be the phos lvl? Can it be zero?



It could take you to effectively zero, but you don't want that. You want some nutrients in the water so that your corals have something to consume.

escogs
02/07/2017, 11:51 PM
It could take you to effectively zero, but you don't want that. You want some nutrients in the water so that your corals have something to consume.

I have only fish tank. No coral.

Breadman03
02/08/2017, 08:29 AM
I would get in touch with a reputable ATS maker and order one up. It will take a couple weeks to start growing properly, and it will likely take a while for your rock to leach out all of the PO4 that is likely bound to it, but it will allow you to make decent progress.

Of course, they require some level of maintenance and operating costs. You will have to determine whether you want the costs and maintenance of an ATS or GFO.

humaguy
02/08/2017, 10:37 AM
feeding less and doing more water changes will def help!