Originally Posted by tiredfish
currently our water source has been from a bottling company called crystal clear bottled drinking water test to be pure supposibly, from right here in des moines.
, Spring or distilled? Even though a certified drinking water, many sources of PO4
are actually not harmful to humans and generally not tested for. Unless the water is guaranteed RO
or distilled, you will have an issue with PO4
. A water test of your source and tank water will easily confirm that.
It's not just water but it's typically the main cause. Foods can also be large contributors, especially dried foods.
they also have the same color of algae's in some of their smaller tanks. this just showed up like 4 days ago and we immediatly did a water change.any ideas? maybe a filter that could remove metals and phosphates?
A non-aloe water conditioner and carbon will help with any metal contamination easily enough. PO4
is a different issue. A non-aluminum PO4
granular sponge or a polyfilter will help eliminate it from the tank. The best way to be rid of it is not to introduce it. If using a good RO
water, increasing the frequency of water changes will help "dilute" the problem. It will eventually crash if so.