Phosphate problems

>My discus and I also do not want (if possible) to
>raise hardness and pH.

One other thing that I've found is that meat-based foods tend to cause an
upwards-creeping phosphate content in water.  Since many cichlids (including
discus) are messy eaters, the broken-up meats can settle into the gravel and
leach out phosphates as they break down.

David W. Webb
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