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Phosphorus Removal

I'm thinking of picking up some Phosphate removal media, but I'm sure what the frequency is that I'll need to use it. I read for example that Seachem's Phosguard, it should be replace 4-5 days.

Now I can understand that it depends on the enviroment, but on average assuming that the Phosphate level is brought down to close to 0 ppm, how long does it take before one would need to use the phosphate removal media again?

I have a <10 gallon nano tank, so I don't think I"ll need much, so perhaps I can buy a small bottle of Phosguard.

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Is this a planted tank? If it is, we typically add phosphates to feed the plants.
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It is.....but trying to control a diatom issue.
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It is.....but trying to control a diatom issue.
please give full detail about water parameter, lights, filter etc.

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