Are tetramin flakes high phosphate?
Still waiting on carpet for setting up my planted tank. In the meantime, I just got a Lamotte Phosphate test kit to get used to. I measured my 55 fish only tank, and it was off the chart. (Healthy tank though!). O.K., two 80% changes in the last three days, and still at least 2.0 on the test. Maybe it is still very concentrated, but I always do at least 50%/ month on the tank.
The tap water does not register in the kit.
SO my first suspect is the tetramin. Guilty? I always thought it was a middle of the road product, seems to keep my loach's and angels happy, better than some, but what do you guys suggest for your basic, everyday staple food?