Fri, 06/24/2005 - 01:01
I tested my water a couple of times over the past few days to see if Phosphates are rising again. The Pura-Pads were removed as they looked "full" to me, and the Tunze Silphos system was returned to the vendor that lent it to me to try out.
PO4 was close to 1.0 ppm, so I redosed the tank again with 300ml of Phosbuster Pro late when the fish are at rest. Looking at the reef tank, there aren't any real negatives from using this product, as far as I can tell. I've watched the SPS that have been declining for weeks, and they continue to do worse each day, while other corals seem completely unaffected. With the chemistry swings I'm causing, I'm not all that surprised. My goal is to get the water where it needs to be, and then focus on replacing the losses with new corals that should be do well in healthier waters.
I may try running ozone in the near future to help reduce the organics in the water. This has been a topic I've been doing a little research upon for the past few weeks.