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Re: [APD] Phosphates too much? any alternative answers to reducin g the problem.

So you do not add CO2?
 Plants need carbon to grow, often delivered in the form of CO2, usually 15 
ppm or more. Yours is somewhere between 7 and 9 ppm, according to this 
chart: http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/CO2/kh-ph-co2-chart.html (look at the 
chart under #2). 
 You didn't say how much light you have also, but if you have more than 2 
watts per gallon and are not adding some form of carbon you're heading for 
 This all according to the wisdom of Tom Barr.
(also wondering why you are getting ammonia readings in your tank after 8 
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