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As far as the phosphates go, the only solution I've seen is filter media. Unfortunately, a water change does me no good because our tap water is very high in phosphates. Will my plants absorb the phosphate over time or would it be best to get the filter media?

My GH and KH are so high that my soft water tank registers like a Cichlid tank :-( What's the best way to get them down?
 

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I can't afford that, unfortunately.

I think I will just not dose phosphates anymore and see if the plants can absorb the amount that's in the water.

All of my chemistry problems have created a constant bacterial bloom and I think I just need to let the nitrogen cycle take its time.
 

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I changed about 90% of the water and everything is inline.

I had recently gotten Equilibrium and dry ferts. I think I went overboard with both of those, because when I tested my tap water everything was almost at 0.
 
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