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dr.tran 09-01-2008 03:43 PM

Test ur phosphate NYC!
 
I just got my phosphate tesed yesterday and straight from the tap, 2 ppm phosphate! By my tank water is over 10 ppm!! So test your water and I think we don't have to do phosphate for a while.

Gatekeeper 09-01-2008 03:56 PM

You can also contact your water supplier as well. They can tell you your levels most of the time if they have a tested source close by. If anything, you should receive an annual report displaying all of your water parameters.

dr.tran 09-01-2008 04:13 PM

Thanks glenn. Do u know where I can find a directory on my local water supply? I'm not sure how to find them.

Gatekeeper 09-01-2008 04:38 PM

Should be on your water bill. If not, you can start here.

epicfish 09-01-2008 04:41 PM

Heh. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/10/ny...cnd-water.html

Page 14: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/wsstate07.pdf

Check to see which water system supplies Queens, NY. ;)

mistergreen 09-01-2008 06:14 PM

nyc also puts in a phosphate based chemical to help with the pipe corrosion. I don't think plants can use it though.. The molecule is pretty big but I'm not sure about that.

run your tap through a brita to for drinking & for the fish.

nyc's tap water always tasted funny to me.


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