Categories: Marine suppliments

About Phosphate Eliminator Phosphate Eliminator binds phosphate and is removed by skimming more effectively  than normal. When we dose it to the reef or marine aquarium, it immediately  makes phosphate unavailable to algae. It also avoids binding of phosphate to  corals, live rock and sand, increasing the ability of corals and calcareous  algae to grow much faster. The phosphate bound by this supplement and not removed by skimming within 24  hours will be set free again by bacterial action. This will be especially the  case when dealing with a rather high phosphate concentration. Daily dosage is  required in such cases. Increased phosphate concentration in the skimmed foam will be observed a couple  of hours after Phosphate Eliminator has been dosed. Measurement of the aquarium water, when using Phosphate Eliminator will not show  that this supplement has bound the phosphate. That is, a test will not give a  lower reading. The reason for this is that phosphate test kits require acidic  reagents lowering the pH below 4, and such a low pH re dissolves the bound  phosphate. Therefore, measurement of the skimmed foam gives information about the  effectiveness of this supplement. While a measurement of the aquarium water  gives information on how much phosphate (bound + free) is still there.
Prolonged high phosphate concentration results in binding of phosphate to live  rock and sand. When the phosphate concentration gets lower (by using this  supplement), the phosphate bound to live rock and sand is set free. Or to put it  differently; the aquarium decoration is getting cleaner with respect to  phosphate. Therefore it might appear as no phosphate is being removed. Again  measurement of phosphate in the skimmed foam will show if additional phosphate  is being removed or not.

Directions: Shake before use. Regular maintenance as a precautionary measure: Dose 5 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons) weekly. To decrease elevated phosphate concentration: Dose 5 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons) daily. Test for phosphate every 1 or 2  weeks.