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    Hi Guys,

    I'm sure I remember a thread on 'the other site' where G.Alexander mentioned that he used a phosphate remover on the output of his calcium reactor.

    Does anybody have any details or can you point me to the original thread?

    Many thanks

    Steve

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    Hi Steve,

    these are the two threads we discussed the topic:

    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=484341
    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=476939

    G.Alexander

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    • #3
      Thanks Alexander,

      I spent quite a while looking for those this morning without success.

      It appears that the UK importer of Zeovit hasn't yet bought in the Biophos 3. In fact, aluminium based removers seem to be in short supply over here these days - everyone seems to be stocking the iron based products!!!

      It looks like I'll have to put this little project on hold or use an Fe product for the moment?!

      regards

      Steve

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      • #4
        Steve, I always soak the coral gravel before I use it in the reactor for some days in RO water, changing the water three or four times, shaking the gravel from time to time.

        G.Alexander

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        • #5
          Thanks again....another useful tip

          I've just had a word with the UK supplier and he's going to get me some Biophos 3 for next week so it looks like I'm back on track.

          That gives me a few days to soak 6 kilos of gravel and make a 'U bend' reactor - assuming you haven't patented it yet...

          regards

          Steve

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          • #6
            Steve FWIW,i've had no problems using the iron based PO4 removers

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            • #7
              I'll take that on board thanks Cosmo.
              Though, since the whole Rowaphos scare thing, I don't much fancy using them unless I'm desperate.

              AquaMedic did quite a popular aluminium based remover over here called Antiphos but this seems to have disappeared from the shelves and been replaced with Antiphos Fe.

              I think I'll hold out for Biophos 3 - Thomas's other products all seem to be working well.

              What size tube did you guys who made a phosphate reactor like Alexanders use? I was thinking maybe 1.5 inch?

              cheers

              Steve

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              • #8
                Here's another:

                http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...9&goto=newpost

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