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  • Too low PO4 is harm for coloration?

    I heard too low po4 makes SPS color dull.......Is it true?

    my level is 0.01 with hanna colorimeter..

    0.03~04 is proper level?

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    mine at undetectable and so far so good, still monitoring.

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    • #3
      PO4 is an important nutrient and corals require to have at least some for their long term well being. Aquarists have reported that 0.03 gives the best results.
      400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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      • #4
        You work so hard to bring the nutrients down and only to discover that it is too low :P

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        • #5
          You are just too good :p
          400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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          • #6
            Hmm..thanks...

            raising the PO4 level is hard work....

            jusk kidding..

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            • #7
              lolz... well i think this also depend on what type of coral your are keeping..
              cause if most of you sps are from fiji i see no harm in keeping 0.01~0.00 p04 level...

              and losmandy has proof that sps in 0 p04 level the color still stay... so if you are worry i think a 0.01 p04 level will be perfect...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by keigo
                and losmandy has proof that sps in 0 p04 level the color still stay...
                not yet, maybe in a few months it can be considered as proof
                400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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                • #9
                  I think it takes time to see all these effects but having the PO4 levels low are better than having it high as I think it is easier to raise the PO4 levels than reducing them. I can afford to be a little more lazy :P

                  That being said, I do noticed that since starting to dose AAHC on a daily basis (660 litres net volume, 4 drops/day) the zoo density on one of my yellow/green acro has increased, this is also in conjection with daily dosing of Fe and Flouride. Will keep monitoring them.

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