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Re: [APD] My 90 Gall tank

On 1/27/06, Beth Lang <lang510 at comcast_net> wrote:
> I'm sorry, I didn't make it clear.  The phosphate level .75 is after
> putting
> the remover in.  I had a terrible outbreak of thread algae before I
> reduced
> the phosphate level.  Apparently, we have a lot in our tap water.  I am
> also
> using Kent Freshwater Plant and Pro-Plant once a week.  One of those is
> for
> the purpose of increasing nitrates.  Mine use to be zero.  I thought 5 was
> an acceptable level for a planted tank.  Should I fertilize more often
> then?

Phosphate doesn't cause algae.  Poor plant nutrition leads to conditions
under which algae flourishes.

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