Where do the phosphates come from? From all my reading it would seem that tap water is the main source.
I ask because I have phosphate readings in my tank. I don't remember off hand, but I want to be able to control it. What can I do to prevent or eliminate my phosphates.
I used water from my lfs
. Converting to ro
once my filter gets here (7 stage aquasafe w/3 di
stages for 123 with shipping). But still curious as to how to control it.
I currently have 120# of aragonite live sand and 55# of LR
in my 120 fowlr
tank. Once funds allow I am ordering another 50# base rock. Filtration consists of an eheim 2080 canister. I know canisters are nitrate factories, but I have not had a nitrate reading since my cycle ended 12/19. Ammonia is spiking a bit lately. 25ppm and nitrite is flat 0.
Bio load is small, now. 1 coral beauty and 1 yellowtail damsel. 10 XL cerinths, 10 turbos, and 20 nass something snails.