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Postby Trevor » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:16 pm

Does anyone have any advice on how to reduce my Nitrate, have done large water changes, but always seems to be high . :swear:
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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby Tony » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:36 pm

test your tap water to start with see what that is, also keep your filters clean and keep organic waste to a minimum in the tank.

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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby Trevor » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:41 am

Hi tony. Tap water tested and it's practically 0, my tank water is between 30 ppm and 40 ppm . Have checked tank and cleaned filters only last week. Would you advise to use some seachem matrix.

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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby bradderz123 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:02 pm

I've not found these products do much good personally. Your nitrates are perfectly acceptable and having the advantage of zero nitrate tap water means you can keep under control with regular water changes - my water hovers between 20 and 45ppm between water changes.
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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby Trevor » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:22 pm

Many thanks bradderz I will continue to monitor it and do some more water changes . Fish were flicking lots so wondered if that could be the problem.
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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby Tony » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:32 pm

How long has the tank been set up with fish in it ?
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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby Trevor » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:03 pm

12/18 months tony, it's always had high NO3 , water change seem to have hardly any affect,
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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby bradderz123 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:29 pm

How much water do you change each time?
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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby Trevor » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:15 am

I use to change only 20%, but after talking and reading one of Tony's posts I now change 60%+ , however I have only done 2 of these, since reading the post 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Nitrate N03

Postby bradderz123 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:51 am

I change about 75% every week but I am heavily stocked - I just change it when the nitrates reach 45 -50ppm (which is where the 'every week' comes in!). I replace with zero nitrate water(from a filter I have) and all is good.
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