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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
But ammonia and other 'nutrients' are far more likely however.
Was it really only 5 years ago that everyone thought phosphate was the
We still see phosphate removers advertised as the great hero of planted
200 Million years in the making...
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