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im tired of gfo and the expense. I've heard good things about these products if used properly with caition. meleve's reef has used this for years.  This is my idea for a safer method of lowering my phosphates any input would be greatly appreciated.

So i can open and close an arrangement of valves on the tank and isolate the maim tank and actually cycle the sump over and over within itself i could treat the sump with phosphate rx   and skim it out with out the main tank being affected. this would only treat 27 gal but i could do full streangth untill the water is clear again and repeat till no4 level is achieved with less harm to the fish. 

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I have treated my entire system with phosphate RX a bunch of times. I have never had anything in my tank respond badly. However, I do it in steps! Everything slow in reefing! Just saying I don’t think you need to just treat the sump. 

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thanks for the input i was thinking this would minimize fish exposure i have read some people have lost fish. maybe human error didn't fallow steps

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I am using phosphate-e on my tank with a great success for a last few months. Easy way to control your phosphate levels. Actually thinking about automatic dossing.

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thats awesome I'm glad u are having success. On melevs reef, he only doses once every 8-10 weeks. How often are u dosing? 

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I'm personally a big fan of Melevsreef and yes if he notices his phosphates going up he just doses Phosphate RX and calls it a day, I've heard of others on his Facebook page doing the same with success so yeah it works

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Do any of u slow drip into skimmer. or cut your dosage from what the bottles recommend. my phosphates are close to 2ppm. According to phosphate e.   1ml lowers 1ppm for 4 gal. i have about 120 gal after rock and sand. so i should dose 29ml. but i heard if its to concentrated fish start gasping for air ! im trying to raise nitrate and lower phosphate does anybody know if this phosphate remover lowers nitrate or any other parameters

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On my RSM 650 I dose about 20ml once a week, sometimes less, sometimes  more. I feed heavily and like to keep my phosphate below .10. As far nitrate, phosphate-e has no effect on the nitrate level in my tank.

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