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Are phosphate buffers detrimental to aquarium plants? So far I'm reading it could while other threads say no.

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I should also note that I do NOT find the use of Neutral pH regulators helpful for community aquariums.

A more natural balance of carbonate buffers and acid buffers (or a mix both natural or supplemented buffers) is much better for long term keeping of a healthy aquarium chemistry equilibrium. These products often use phosphates which are not a healthy way to neutralize pH/KH, and in fact these products drive out ESSENTIAL calcium and magnesium ions!!
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Do phosphate buffers stimulate algal growth?

No. Phosphate buffers combine with essential trace elements, like iron, causing nutrient deficiencies. Proper pH 6.5, 7.0, and 7.5 should not be used in aquariums where algal growth is desirable.



Can I use Proper pH with aquarium plants?

No. Phosphate buffers will tie up essential trace elements and stunt plant growth.
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