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Phosphate removal methods

Discussion in 'Filtration / ULNS' started by Rory2005, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Rory2005

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    Hi guys, wondering what the best easiest method for removing phosphates are in my 130L tmc sig 450 is?

    seen the Red Sea nopox, then there's the old school reactors, but I'm not finding much in the secondhand market for reactors to fit my tank which makes me think there being slowly phased out in favour of newer methods.

    let me know of viable options please
     
  2. leopardshark

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    There's lanthanum chloride ...another way however you'll want to research this...

    Carbon dosing...vodka... Again you have to know what your doing..
     
  3. Darren@BigBlue

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    It's true that there are a few methods now but if you are seeking easy and reliable then it's an iron based phosphate remover all the way. For example rowaphos. It doesn't have to be in a reactor and won't let you down or strip other nutrients out of your system.
     
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    Can I put rowaphos in an internal nano filter would I still get some benefits?
     
  5. Darren@BigBlue

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    Of course you can. Don't pack it too tightly. Less is more here. Don't let the filter suck the stuff through into the tank ( use a bit of filter mat on top or something) and change it often. It's not the best solution but, yes, it will benefit your set up.
     
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