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Old 04-07-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Buffers that may add phosphates

I recently read that there are certain brands of buffers (for raising pH) that might adversly affect phosphate levels.

Does anyone know which brands may increase phosphates?

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Just look at the ingredients for anything that containts phosphate or phorphorus.

You shouldn't be using junk like that in a SW tank though. If you alkalinity is good, your pH will be good. If your pH is way too low, test alkalinity, and use a proper alkalinity buffer to raise pH. It's the pH increases that don't affect alkalinity that contain phosphates and get you in to trouble.
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