Phosphate (PO4) Information
Top Phosphate Removing Products
Most corals and invertebrates are sensitive to any level of phosphates. Until recently, the only way to reduce their levels was to perform repetitive water changes. With the scientific advances, there are now a number of excellent products which are easy to use and remove phosphates quickly and safely. From granulated products to simple pads,...
About Phosphates (PO4)
From your About Guides Featured Articles Archive, Stan and Debbie profile what phosphates (PO4) are, where they come from, and how to reduce high phosphate concentrations in saltwater aquarium systems.
Dealing With Excess Phosphates
From the Thiel Marine Infobase Library, Albert Thiel talks about excess phosphates, suggesting the use of the product No-Phosphates to help temporarily reduce them until you can determine why the problem is occuring. Product info is included.
How Does PO4 Get Into Your Aquarium
From the Thiel Marine Infobase, and informative article by Martina Rodacks of Wiesbaden, Germany, that addresses the sources of phosphates.
Phosphates (P04) Explained
From the FINS Reefkeepers FAQs, a brief but informative discussion about phosphates; what problem it causes, its acceptable range, and its relationship with kalkwasser (calicum) solutions.
Phosphates, Silicates & Microalgae
From the Thiel Marine Infobase Library, a Q & A about the relationship of phosphates and silicates with the growth of excessive green and brown microalgae, and what you can do about this problem.
What Are Good Phosphate Test Kits?
From the FINS Reefkeepers "Questions and Answers" section, here are their recommendations for which test kits are best for accurate phosphate testing, as well as calcium, iron and silica.