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Old 07-28-2014, 11:08 AM   #1
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0 ppm nitrate

Who actually runs a system with 0 nitrate? Even in my sps tanks I'd have measurable nitrates at 2-3 ppm and a lot of people say they have 0 when they're asking for help. Got me curious who actually has 0 ppm?
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Mine is normal 3-5ppm.
I think most of the peoples test kits are in ranges much bigger, so they assume 0.
0-5, they say 0 because it sounds better.
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Mines 1-3 depending on test kit. Honestly you don't want 0 ppm nitrate as then there is nothing available for the corals. Even in sps tanks if try to keep it above 0 but less than 5.


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My 60g reef shows zero lately, but other than corals, it just has a Chalk Bass and Ruby Red Dragonette. I use the APC kit, which I understand is not the best, but I go more on what the corals are telling me. If everything looks happy, I don't stress over numbers.


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