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High Phosphate

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I think I need a little chemistry review on phosphates...

One of my aquariums has pretty high phosphate (about 2ppm, or whatever the units is that my test kit uses) but there is almost 0 nitrate, and all other water parameters are excellent. Why? I always thought since phosphates were accumalated from organic waste so wouldn't there be an increase in nitrates also? This aquarium has had this pattern in the past and I've used a combination of waterchanges and phosguard. Is there a different way to be solving this?

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Have you ever tested your source water for phosphates?

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Hmmm no I tested the tap water for phosphates and they are at zero. I added phosguard but that only seemed to help minimally. Waterchange tomorrow.

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