Join Date: May 2015
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
All of this is interesting info. I was concerned because I read that super high phosphates IS an imbalance in the tank ecosystem. I tested my tap water and it's only 2. I still have no clue as to what caused the high phosphate level. But if it is like Audionut's calculator indicates, it was a fast build up over a 1 week period. Since My tank is very well maintained I am still confused by what caused it to happen. Also, though I cannot find the original site at this time, I read that high phosphates could be a reason for fish having clear tail and fins edges. This is one reason why I bit the bullet and ordered a liquid phosphates test kit. Anyway, my fish and plants look great. So I'm just going to keep an eye on things. I will have the Rowaphos on hand, but prefer to do more frequent water changes than once weekly for a while. I don't want to unnecessarily add chemicals. Thanks for the discussion!