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Old 07-28-2006, 08:25 PM   #11
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using tap water may be the problem. test the tap water for po4 and nitrates..
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Nitrates in the tap is zero. I'm waiting for a PO4 test I just ordered.

I didnt' have a problem with it for a long time.
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:50 PM   #13
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Phosphates at tap is reading a clear 0.5.

I can't seem to get a good reading from the tank, it's showing 0.5, but 0.5 on the Freshwater scale. The color indicated isn't even on the SW test scale.
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It will be hard to test for phosphates with cyano present. It seems the cyano eats it up rather quickly.
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Well, the tap being 0.5 for PO4 seems pretty bad - or is it?
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Yeah, that can't be good.
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any amount of PO4 is not good.. You need to use ro/di water to get it out of the tank.
if its in your tap its in your tank, if you use the tap water for your tank.
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