Working great so far
(Posted on 11/1/13)
Comments: I was originally doing vinegar dosing (5% distilled vinegar) and my nitrates were usually between 0.5-1.0ppm.
I was also running GFO and it kept phosphates relatively low at 0.05ppm.
However, it still did not seem to be enough as there are still pockets of hair algae and cyanobacteria.
It was not bad, but as most aquarists can relate to, it was enough to make your eyes twitch :)
Skimmate was also dark green at the time, indicating exported algae matter (dead or alive).
I wanted to try something to get me over the hump and be rid of hair algae and cyanobacteria for good.
I have been using NO3:PO4-X for just over a week (4ml for my 100 gallon tank - every day) and these are my early observations:
- Cyanobacteria pockets significantly reduced.
- Hair algae almost gone (almost).
- Skimmate is dark (but not opaque) tea/beer colored, and with my current skimmer setting I am getting about 15-20ml of skimmate per 24 hours.
- Based on the Red Sea Algae Control Pro test kit:
Nitrate = 0.00ppm (I'm sure it is not absolute 0).
Phosphate = 0.04ppm
I plan to maintain the current 4ml per 100 gallon daily dose for another week and make adjustments after that.
If you plan to use this product, start VERY SLOWLY.
This is a great product, but as with any changes made to your reef environment, it has to be transitioned gradually.
I also like the fact that they have detailed guides on how to transition from other carbon dosing methods, as well as transitioning from Phosphate absorbing media.
(Posted on 10/3/13)
Comments: Definitely noticed an increase in skimmate. So far looks like it working good. Hopefully gets rid of green hair algae. Been using it for 3 days so far.
So far so good
(Posted on 8/18/13)
Comments: I've been using the product for over a week now. Has reduced my nitrates from >40ppm to ~20ppm. Hopefully the trend continues and I finally fix my issue.
(Posted on 8/13/13)
Comments: Great product, just month ago my nitrate is about 100 ppm and now problem solved Zero (0)nitrate..my corals are all happy!!!.tnk's marine depot....
THIS STUFF WORKS!
(Posted on 8/5/13)
Comments: My tank was really struggling with high Phosphate and Nitrate levels. Nitrates were 20-30 and no amount of water changes would bring it down. I read some reviews on MD about this RedSea reducer, and decided to give it a shot.
IT WORKED VERY WELL. Phosphate and Nitrate at 0 within a week. Now I'm just dosing the "maintenance" amount and everything continues to be at 0. GREAT STUFF! You won't be disappointed. In fact, I stopped running biopellets!