Potassium in Aquaria
Name: Suzanne G.
Other than commercially prepared buffers. What products
can be used to remove excess potassium from an aquarium. The potassium
levels are rising too fast and this promotes too much algae
growth. Commercial products are both too expensive and do not work well.
I know of no way other than ion exchange columns to remove potassium
quickly, easily and cheaply. What is the source of the potassium? If you
know that you can "remove" it by using distilled or deionized water, so that
the potassium never enters the aquarium. While I am not an expert in the
flora and fauna of aquariums, algae blooms are usually the result of excess
nitrate and / or phosphate. Are you sure that potassium and not one of the
latter salts is not the culprit?
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