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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 62, Issue 7

I also didn't mean to imply that carbon doesn't leach phosphate, just 
that you can't automatically attribute the green water to this.

Dan Barrett wrote:
> My buddy decided to use carbon after having the tank established a year, &
> it was running perfectly!,
> He never had a problem with green water before.
> Why he decided to use carbon all of a sudden? a newbie to aquaculture I
> guess!
> I warned him not to, he did, got greenwater. he removed it, did water
> changes, reduced lightening, it was gone!
> Case closed.
> I have read in scientific books that phophorous does leach out of carbon
> into the water colum.
> And from what I've seen commonly happen, I'm even more convienced each time
> green water appears, and carbon is in the equation that it's carbon in the
> filter that's the culprit! Remove the carbon, back off on the light
> duration, do water changes, and the problem will disappear.
> Or you can do nothing, and the tank will cycle out in a couple months, and
> will usually cure it's self .
> To the person who made the comment about being slammed for sharing!?! I see
> exactly what you mean!
> It's little wonder anyone speaks in here! If you share any wisdom,
> (wisdom = knowledge + experience), someone has to shoot it down!
> I have 37 years of aquarium experience both in fresh, and saltwater tanks.
> I'm not a newbie, nor am I an idiot! I know exactly what I'm talking about
> before I share....
> This will be my last comment in this forum!
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