Phosphates !!

Nate2005

New member
I lost my phosphate api color chart but I'm pretty sure that's 10ppm[emoji51]I have lps and soft corals in my nano reef ,this could be why a lot of them aren't opening up,even my new gsp and Xenia aren't opening .
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What do I do ,could all of my coral die


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humphreyhh

New member
Phosphates !!

Looks like between 0.5-1.0, I can't see clearly though...

Maybe a water change is needed.


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Sugar Magnolia

Mother of Dachshunds
Staff member
RC Mod
Looks like .50, run some phosguard.

On another note, if you could please shrink your pictures down a bit before posting? The huge pictures make it difficult to view the text. Thanks.
 

Timfish

Timfish
Premium Member
I like API for Alk, pH and calcium but when comparing API's phosphate to other test kits like ELos and Nyos it's been inconsitant or at least difficult to read. I would recomend getting a differnt test kit. When using Elos or Nyos to test higher levels you can use 2 - 4 parts of distilled water to 1 part of tank water then multiply by whatever was used. Keep in mind corals can become phosphate deficient if it's dropped to low. Here's a video and links to research on corals and phosphate:

https://youtu.be/ZRIKW-9d2xI

https://www.cambridge.org/core/jour...reef-corals/AFB1CF4CB68823BD13AD254623FD3C7C#
An Experimental Mesocosm for Longterm Studies of Reef Corals

Phosphate Deficiency:
Nutrient enrichment can increase the susceptibility of reef corals to bleaching:
https://www.nature.com/articles/nclimate1661

Ultrastructural Biomarkers in Symbiotic Algae Reflect the Availability of Dissolved Inorganic Nutrients and Particulate Food to the Reef Coral Holobiont:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2015.00103/full

Phosphate deficiency promotes coral bleaching and is reflected by the ultrastructure of symbiotic dinoflagellates
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025326X17301601?via=ihub

Effects of phosphate on growth and skeletal density in the scleractinian coral Acropora muricata: A controlled experimental approach
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098111004588

High phosphate uptake requirements of the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/214/16/2749.full

Phosphorus metabolism of reef organisms with algal symbionts
https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.w...98e60zfBEvx5IcIVGhmlpUYmzIJuqUNVm0sG8_0vth6lq

https://therichross.com/skeptical-reefkeeping-ix-test-kits-chasing-numbers-and-phosphate/

Sponge symbionts and the marine P cycle
https://www.pnas.org/content/112/14/4191

Phosphorus sequestration in the form of polyphosphate by microbial symbionts in marine sponges
https://www.pnas.org/content/112/14/4381
 
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