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kc

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I have a 130 gl reef tank and I'm currently using PhosGard in a bag to remove phospate. I wonder what you use, which is most effective and economy. Should I get a reactor?

In the market, I can find these products

1. Kent Marine Phosphate Sponge
2. Marc Weiss Phosphate And Silicate Magnet
3. Phos-X Phosphate Remover
4. Salifert Phosphate Killer
5. KNOP PhosphatEx
6. SeaChem PhosGard
7. Phosphate Eliminator
8. Phos–Zorb
9. Phosphate Filter Pads
10. RowaPhos
11. PhosBan

Thanks
KC
 

Scooterman

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Funny you posted this, I was getting quotes for a duel chamber fluidized reactor of some sorts for carbon & rowaphos. I would think doing it this way would perform much better than the socks I'm using.
 

mojoreef

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You really have to understand that P removers, like the ones you have listed focus on a very short period of time when Inorganic P is available. It would be best to cover all the other bases first.


Mike
 

reedman

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Limit the introduction and you shouldn't have to worry too much about the removal of P. If you are seeing more than 0 in the test kits available for aquarium use, then you have a source of introduction somewhere (usually food). Limit the source and the P will go down with good skimming. Like Mike said, you can solve the problem short term, or you can look for the source and find a long term solution.
 
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