Thread: Phosphate are Finally Lowered!
04-29-2012, 02:25 PM #1
Phosphate are Finally Lowered!
Finally, after all these years, I have finally managed to get my phosphates below 1 ppm (often over 5 ppm with after 90% WC! and my tap water is zero.) I also used phosphate absorber but never helped very much - the discus and food waste would overpower all my efforts.
After adding all the plants to the one discus tank, I am getting a 0.2 ppm phosphate reading!
First time ever ... well, that should help with the algae issue - nothing drives algae like phosphates.Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.
For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
04-29-2012, 09:11 PM #2