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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2003, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, I recently asked one of my friends who found our (tap) water report what (if anything) was in it that is surprising, and he said there is a lot of phosphate... I am guessing it is part of the reason that nearly nothing changes my water params (probably buffers the water a bit). If I test for phosphate, will it show up? I want to find out how much (if any) I need to dose!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2003, 11:39 PM
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Tim, are you getting your water from the City of Minnapolis? I checked their report and didn't see anything about Phosphates. I put Mpls tap water straight into my tank, so I'm a bit curious.

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Its not really Minneapolis, its Edina, a suburb. Half of our water is well water so it is really hard. I am just used to putting Minneapolis because when I tell most people Edina, they are like "Is that close to Duluth?" ,lol!

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Tim:
If there is phosphate in your tap water it will show up on a phosphate test.

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Looks like its time to find out how much. I almost hope it is about .5-1 ppm so I don't have to fertalize it!

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