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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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how to add phosphates

I was wondering what product to use to add phosphates to the water and what amount is just right.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-25-2008, 10:58 PM
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Flourish Phosphorus - http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=9906
KH2PO4 - http://www.aquariumfertilizer.com/Store.php
Fleet Enema - you can find that one on your own lol

.5 - 2 ppm is what you should go for. It is sometimes available through fish food.
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If you have enough livestock in your tank, it will be naturally added in excess amounts. At least that is my experience.
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I got the flourish phosphorous but it doesn't have phosphates it has P2O2. does that matter?
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From Seachem's website:
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Available Phosphate (P2O5) 0.3%
Soluble Potassium (K2O) 0.2%

Derived from: Potassium Phosphate
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Even simpler put, phosphates are the phosphorous.
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thanks, just wanted to make sure
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 09:14 PM
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i just use Fleet Enema from walmart. its in the medical section....... you might get some funny looks though.......
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