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Old 12/13/2017, 09:55 PM   #801
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The second pic of the anthias makes it look like it has teeth, lol.


Haha I was JUST about to say the same thing


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Old Yesterday, 09:01 AM   #802
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I know you run GFO even though on one of your icp test came back 0.00. You never worry about phosphate being to low?


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I know you run GFO even though on one of your icp test came back 0.00. You never worry about phosphate being to low?
For biological processes, very little phosphate is needed. This is evidenced by super low phosphate concentrations over a majority of reefs. I've always run super low phosphates and had zero issues. The kicker for me is I feed a ton of food daily, 5x a day. So there are always minute injections throughout the day but any excess phosphate gets pulled via GFO.

Nitrates though I like to have a bit higher for better coloration. I keep mine around 5-10ppm. Zero isn't ideal with that nutrient.


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Do you rinse your frozen before feeding it?


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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM   #805
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Do you rinse your frozen before feeding it?
It's pointless. Randy Farley Holmes, our in-house PHD chemist summed it up nicely in his phosphate article. It comes out to barely any addition of phosphate to your system when you feed and don't rinse.


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It's pointless. Randy Farley Holmes, our in-house PHD chemist summed it up nicely in his phosphate article. It comes out to barely any addition of phosphate to your system when you feed and don't rinse.
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It's also food for filter feeling stuff.

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Plus one.
It's also food for filter feeling stuff.

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Bingo! Why dose nano foods for filter feeders when frozen food juice can do it too.


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Okay, I was wondering if you took extra measures to keep phosphate down. My glass needs cleaning daily but when I just checked po4 I got a .006 on the hanna. I am wanting to run some gfo but worried about phosphates being low.


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Okay, I was wondering if you took extra measures to keep phosphate down. My glass needs cleaning daily but when I just checked po4 I got a .006 on the hanna. I am wanting to run some gfo but worried about phosphates being low.
Its hard because so many things can influence the results you see on the Hanna meter. If you have lots of macroalgae, cyano, or dinos, it can give you a false low because they are uptaking it out of the water column before you can even take a reading of it. I've always ran gfo with my systems and changed it out monthly and as long as you continue to feed your fish in your tank, you shouldn't have any problems with too low of phosphate.


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Thanks for your advice!


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Thanks for your advice!
No problem at all!


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