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> I did not know what to expect, but I feared an algae bloom. I tried this
> after Tom Barr's comments in previous postings on phosphate additions. After
> about a week of this my tank shows no signs of algae. But the stem plants
> and Java fern are definitely responding.
> Very interesting, given the long standing view on this digest that PO4
> should be driven down to lowest levels possible.
You can limit algae with P as well. Both methods work...and you can do it
with Fe as well. Many ways to skin a cat. Keep testing and see what you tank
and plants do. I've been quite pleased with my old high P water and now have
none in the tap. I've seen some plants take a beating due to the lack of P.
> - --
> Augustine Rodriguez
> Rice Lake, WI USA