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Some Phosphates NOW!

In a message dated 9/26/99 12:53:18 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<< Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 07:47:47 -0500
 From: erdoz1 <erdoz1 at wt_net>
 Subject: Re: Phosphates (Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1299)
 > <
 >  It sounds like you have excess phosphates in your tank, and despite the
 >  insistence of your water treatment reps, I suspect your tap water is the
 >  source.  Many municipalities (including mine) ADD phosphate to tap water
 >  because:  1) it is an effective corrosion inhibitor for metal pipes, and 
 >  it is also helps prevent the formation of scale.  >>
 > Mark, really? I know of localities using Alum (aluminum sulfate) for a few
 > purposes... but phosphates? In what format? That is, as what compounds?
 > Bob Fenner
 My well water has 5 ppm phosphates by test kit and confirmed by water quality
Yowzah! Might I/we ask what your standard approach is to cutting this 
macronutrient down to concentration-size?
Bob Fenner