|rsheets ||01-30-2010 12:08 AM |
Phosphates with plants??
What would be the harm in using a phosphate buffer with live plants in the tank? I see in the information on the bottle of buffer that it says not to use it if you have live plants.
|lennyboy222 ||01-30-2010 12:28 AM |
If the instruction say no, don't do it. Phosphate buffer is not recommended for planted aquarium because phosphate is the primary cause for algae growth which quickly over takes your planted aquarium. Although phosphate buffer is stronger that non-phosphate based, using a non-phosphate buffer is still good enough. I have a planted tank and I don't use a phosphate-buffer.
|rsheets ||01-30-2010 12:56 AM |
The only live plant I have left after the SD's ate them all is a Java fern. Does that matter?
|lennyboy222 ||01-30-2010 10:26 AM |
I wouldn't risk it. Plus you will have to deal with algae tank. Go buy yourself a non-phosphate based buffer. It is better on the long run anyhow and I wouldn't risk killing java fern when the instruction say not to use it.
|rsheets ||01-30-2010 01:38 PM |
ok thanks lenny
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