Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by pleco123 Finally no phosphate
I have been trying for over a year, to control phosphate in my 55 gal. aquarium. I have a canister filter. I put 2 bags Of Phos-Zorb, (they are white in color) and no charcoal. Of course using the filter pads. Then I used a very small amount of Liquid Phosphate remover for about a month. My test tubes were always a dark blue, indicating 10.ppm. Which is suppose to be a light yellow, reading 0.0ppm. I finally achieved my goal. Algae of course was a real problem with high phosphates, but now not so much. I also did learn to turn off my aquarium light in the afternoon for about 2-3 hrs. I still have some algae on plants, but think it will never be completely clear of it. So for sure use this product sparingly, along with the Phos-zorb bags. 2 of them for a 55 gal. tank
January 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FaSol Awesome
This product saved my aqua!
I was having terrible issues with phosphate... algae, cloudy water, etc. I tried a RO/DI water filter which only increased my water bill, was killing my plants and really stressed my fish.
Now I only use under gravel Flourish Tabs (Seachem) to fertilize my plants in combination with Microbe-Lift Phosphate Remover.
I clean the filter pads/bags the day following the application.
Everything looks perfect for a whole year now!
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shmuli Helpful product for high phosphate
Took a whole container to get the Phosphate in my aquarium down to under 10ppm - was out of range. Works well, but does make water cloudy AND deposits phosphate in filters. Recommended.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 4fish Another great Microbe-Lift Product! Works!
I have tried most of the Microbe-Lift products available for the home aquarium market. This one is another good product. It does cause cloudiness so I recommend using it at night (less stressful for you). My fish do not not the cloudy water at all (hence my 4 out of 5 star rating) -- but in the morning, the water is sparkling clear. I use it before servicing the filters as the instructions say to rinse your filter media after use. I doubt I will ever use it to get phosphate levels down to zero. I have freshwater aquariums (no plants) where phosphate level is not as critical (I am happy with 5 ppm). I do highly recommend this product if you have a slight white haze and other water clarifiers do not work. You do need to have a phosphate test kit to confirm your suspicion. My phosphate lever was 10 ppm in my 20 gallon last night - slight white haze towards the top for a few days. I treated with Microbe-Lift Phosphate Remover before turning in for the night - and this morning? Bright clear water and happy fish once again. While this product is not supposed to affect pH - I highly recommend testing your pH and buffering appropriately before treatment -- then checking again several hours later. My pH levels did drop both times I used this product, but not significantly. I usually check pH in the morning and at night for both of my aquariums (a drop in pH can signal high nitrates - for which I have other tried and true products).
April 23, 2011