Good quality aquarium water means consistently low levels of nutrients…   Phosphates, along with nitrates and silicates are the saltwater aquarium “big 3” of chemical nutrients you don’t want accumulating unchecked in your saltwater tank. In low levels phosphates will harm corals and promote pest algae growth and in high levels they can kill corals! […]

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Excess phosphates are a problem in saltwater aquariums and especially reef systems…   They are the phantom menace for corals; invisible compounds that can retard coral growth and even kill! Phosphates as I’m sure you know are a nutrient in saltwater systems that come  from biological waste products and other substances we put into our […]

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