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Re: [APD] How do you guys do water changes?????
Thank you Laura,
I believe you are right. I plan to add a Diatomaceous Earth filter to clear
the PO4. I've been told that the "DE" filters do exactly that.
Boy it will be nice to get back my aquarium.... thanks again, Mark B.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura Burbage" <leuhrich at yahoo_com>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 7:54 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] How do you guys do water changes?????
> Regarding your new algae mystery despite years of the
> same routine, you don't say if you have been testing
> phosphorus. Some municipalities now put phosphorus in
> the water as a means to lessen the corrosion of pipes
> (to lower the amount of lead in the tap). Your
> municipality may have started that recently, and you
> may have a lot more phosphorus being added to your
> tank than you did previously.
> I did some searching (read: avoiding work), and found
> in a 2002 document
> that "LADWP says it plans to install corrosion control
> treatment that will make L.A. water less likely to
> leach lead from pipes.". I couldn't figure out what
> their treatment plans were, though. But it very well
> could have been polyphosphates.
> This site may also be related to you locally:
> Good luck,
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