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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 62, Issue 6

I believe BRiaN Forsythe wrote this email section below:
> I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that carbon was leaching phosphorus 
> into the water column, especially since green water is usually caused by 
> an ammonia/nitrite spike.  Carbon use definitely wasn't a good idea, but 
> i'd be more worried about it sucking the phosphate OUT of my water! ;)

I'd second that.

Seachem has an article on Activated carbon which mentions this problem 
with phosphate.


But ammonia and other 'nutrients' are far more likely however.

Was it really only 5 years ago that everyone thought phosphate was the 
great evil?

We still see phosphate removers advertised as the great hero of planted 
tanks. :-)

Stuart Halliday
200 Million years in the making...

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