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Driftwood & Phosphate Levels

Has anybody encountered any problems with driftwood putting phosphates
into aquarium water? I have had a real bad free floating algae problem
in a 125 gallon tank. I have tried just about everything possible. I
just did a massive clean out  of the tank plus filter over the past two
weeks. I was able to get the water very clear (also ran a diatom filter
during the cleaning process) but this past week it just went down hill
with the free floating algae quantities going up. I am trying to find
the problem through the process of elimination and now I am suspecting
that the driftwood may be the problem. It has been in the tank for about
1.5 years. Would natural decomposition of the driftwood create
phosphates? If anybody has any ideas let me know. Thanks.


afishy at gateway_net