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Old 07-02-2005, 02:24 AM   #1
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formula 1 contains phosphates?

hi, im sorry if thats a no brainer, but i just dont know about what breaks down into what. etc.

My clown was picky at first, but hes eating formula 1 now, frozen.

i think my phosphates are kind of high. at first i thought it was when i first began my water changes and topping off with tap water, been using R/O water, but only 2- 10% water changes so far. do you think my food could be keeping it up? 85% of the food gets eaten, but a few tiny pieces gets sucked into the filter.

also, does will my water get more clearer when phosphates are 0? i see some tanks and there crystal clear, but i noticed when i got more light, the tank doesnt seem as clear now.

thanks in advance!

Jay D

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Old 07-02-2005, 09:29 AM   #2
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All fish food contains some degree of phosphates. Phosphates should not affect the clarity of the water.

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How are you preparing the food prior to feeding the tank? Are you using RO or RO/DI water?
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