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post #1 of 3 Old 04-25-2007, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
My Tank is Foaming

Been in this hobby for over 45 years and I've seen just about everything. But, this new to me. Before anyone asks, water tests are fine. I added tablet fertilizer in my planted tanks Tuesday morning. Early this morning (Wednesday) while feeding my fish their breakfast, I noticed a bubbly foam on top of the water. I am under the assumption that the fertilizer has something to do with the sudden appearance of the foam. Fish are doing fine, and not all of the tanks fertilized are "foaming". I have not check for phosphates as of yet. Too much fertilizer? Water too soft? A combination of both? Water in the three tanks is testing 6.8-7.0pH. Doesn't seem to be a real problem, yet, but could it be?
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-26-2007, 06:41 PM
More then likely its the phosphates. I would test that.
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-26-2007, 08:15 PM
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From what I remember of high school chem, soft water+phosphates can equal foam. By all means test if it worries you, but unless it's like there's a head on your tank, I wouldn't worry (and phosphate tests cost a frickin' mint!)

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