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    Senior Member ALRHA's Avatar
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    What is the best media to use to remove phosphates? and the best carbon to use in general?

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    Kent has a product called Phosphate Sponge.. I havent tried it but have heard it works well. I do use their activated carbon(Reef Carbon) but not sure if its the best. Hope this helps

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    The sponge works great, as for carbon I have found that black diamond does the best job and leeches the lowest amount of phospates. All carbon leeches phosphates no matter what they claim. Walmart sells carbon made by Black Diamond and is a lot lower in price. IJO hope Im not stepping on anyones toes in regard to the best place to but it.

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    Not at all MINIATUS... I never even thought of Walmart being a competitor ... their taking over the world !!! hehe

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    Just wanted to be sure. You would be surprised at who make a lot of there stuff.

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    Another Very good product is Seachem's Phosban.

    It's good to note that these products will get rid of the problem, but without it, it will come back unless you eliminate the source of the problem.

    High Phosphates.... Check your water source maybe?
    Maybe you're feeding food that is high in phosphates?

    Just a couple of things to think about.
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    problem with phosphate removers, is some, such as the Seachem I believe, leach out metals such as aluminum, or wotever they are using to bond/break phosphates in different forms. Don't know for sure, just mentioning it..

    Black Diamond is definitely the most common "good one". I'm using two little fishes GAC.. I will probably use BD once I run out unless there's not much more $$ to get two little fishes.
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    Wow Fishy, I didn't know that about phosban. I'm gonna have to check that out. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Another great product, I have found is a pad called Poly-Bio Marine filter pad, take heavy metal, copper,and a whack of other crap out of your water, doesnt affect trace elements.

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    Yeah,

    those poly filters are great actually...
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