It really does the job..
(Posted on 3/16/14)
Comments: One of the best products I have tried. Its been more than a year since I've stopped using gfo or any other means to reduce phosphates from my 200 gal. tank and my levels are constant at .002 ppm. The only downturn is that I add it daily. A doser does that for me though.
Red Sea NO3 treatment
(Posted on 2/26/14)
Comments: I've finally won the war on green hair algae with the use of this product and GFO. It took about about three weeks to start seeing the the green hair algae die off and today their is no evidence of green hair algae in my tank and my water is crystal clear, my fish and corals look healthier. I use a small amount of Red Sea NO3 after each water change after the initial treatment.
(Posted on 2/26/14)
Comments: I've spent almost a year trying to get hair algae under control. No matter how many water changes I did per week, I could not get nitrates down and the algae was winning the war. Two weeks after starting to use this product, the algae started dying off. By week number four, 90% of it was gone! The corals look very plump, bright and happy. This is simply incredible.
Working great so far
(Posted on 11/2/13)
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 10/4/13)
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.