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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-19-2012, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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Now that I have checked more thoroughly, there are a number of these chips in the substrate. They are spread evenly throughout it and since I haven't added anything other than substrate, wood, and large granite rocks to the tank on setting it up, they must have come with the Floramax. There is no way I'll be able to separate out these chips from the lava rock that appears to make up most of the substrate.

I'm currently testing some of the chips in a small batch of RO water to test conclusively whether they are the source of my problems, but there really doesn't seem to be much room for doubt here.
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