High phosphate level in my angel tank
I have a moderately planted 46 g bf with 2 large angels and 2 LF ABNís.
Until a month ago, I was using DIY CO2 & fertilizing EI.
I switched to pressurized CO2 and am trying PPS-pro now.
I usually check for nitrites only on a daily routine. But on whim,
I just checked the NH3, NH4, & phosphate levels:
Ammonia tested 0
Phosphate 1 ppm.
I checked the phosphate again and got the same reading.
I then checked the El Paso city water out of my tap and it read .5 ppm.
That reading is point five, not five ppm.
Question: Should I be overly concerned with the phosphate level?
I canít remember exactly when I bought the test kit(s).
The nitrite and ammonia kits are less than two months old.
None of my kits are over a year old. They are all made by API.
PH level is 6.5 on the pH controller and also on the pH test kit.
Plants are 2 Ė 20Ē E. Bleheri, a lot of L. Repens, some jungle vals,
several crypts and one Apon. crispus.
I have an A&H 96 watt CFL retrofit in a DIY hood.
Even though I shouldnít have to, I still do a 50-60% PWC
and a gravel vac once a week.
Thanks in advance