Well finally got my phosphate test kit and checked both my tanks that I have been struggling with GSA. Both tanks were about 1.0ppm (API test kit).
The GSA primarily grows on the plants. A little on the glass that takes a while to come back once cleaned. Probably going to be losing some of my plants I have a feeling.
Anyhow wanted to try and raise phosphate levels some to see if that would help. What does everyone recommend for doing this? Are there local sources for a way to do it?
I currently dose thrive once a week and have shrimps in both my tanks. Picked up some flourish but it has less phosphates then the thrive does if I am reading the ingredients/percentages correctly.
Thanks for any help.
Almost forgot water parameters are GH 5, KH 4, PH 8.0, Ammone/nitrates 0, nitrates about 15-20 (comes out of well at 5-10). Thats about all I can test for. Also does Purigen remove phosphates? I have a bag in each of my tank filters.