Re: NANFA-- Algae Eaters
Sat, 12 Jul 2003 15:48:34 EDT

In a message dated 7/12/03 11:53:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> Phosphate remover is not a chemical. It is a material that absorbs the
> phosphates
> from the water. You can change your water and aerate until the end of time
> and
> it
> will do nothing for the removal of hair algae.
Phosphate remover is indeed a chemical or a mixture or matrix of chemicals as
every material is. Being natural isn't such a big deal either as nothing is
any more "natural" than excrement! And to complete being a wet blanket on this
subject, water changes will not help if your water is high in phosphates as
lots of tap water is! If you really want natural and don't want to use a harsh
chemical remover use a separate tank with water hyacinths growing it and slowly
flow your aquarium water through it. Now I'm sure someone out there can burst
that bubble as well!

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