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Phosphates in Tap Water


Thanks to all those who made suggestions about how I could lower the pH in
my tank.
My understanding is improving all the time.

While trying to find an explanation I came across a statement on the Krib
about phoshate
causing a natual buffer to pH 7.2. Phosphate is not something I've tested
for, but I also read that
high phosphate levels in tap water in Europe can be a problem.

I'll get a phosphate test kit today and try measurements.

If I do have a high level of phosphate in my tap water, what can I do about
it? What would you consider
to be a level that would need to be dealt with.

Thanks again,

Mike Dodds
Fife, Scotland