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Old 09-13-2011, 11:29 PM   #1
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how do you measure the Phosphate levels and DOC (dissolved organic compounds) ???

I do weekly water changes on my tank.
But I would like to monitor the phosphate and DOC levels in the tank - to ensure i'm doing sufficient water changes.

Is it possible?

would a protein skimmer eliminate phosphate and DOC altogether?
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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You can buy a liquid phosphate test kit and battery powered TDS meters are pretty cheap, I got one off ebay for under 5 dollars.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:36 PM   #3
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cool.
I have the API master test kit. But it didn't come with phosphate.

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