Whats an acceptable phosphate level?

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Hey everybody my Hanna Checker is reading a level of .36 phosphates. My question is what is an acceptable level? I know ideally 0 is what we shoot for but in a real world I'm not sure that's possible. Opinions? Thanks!
 

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Depends who you talk too, but generally less than .03 ppm.

0 is not good because everything needs phosphate to live.

Also phosphate is very hard to measure for because it is being consumed and most test kits or equipment only measure ortho-phosphate so if you get a reading then it usually is much higher than your reading..
 
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Most folks strive for .03 or below. IMO, .36 is EXTREMELLY high.

are you using biopellets?
 

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Mine is around .09 so I should try to lower that just a bit using gfo?

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