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Old 08-21-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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high nitrates

how can i lower my nitrates HELP'
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What are the parameters now? What are your other tests reading?
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High NO3 can become a persistant problem over time. Generally speaking, it occurs from three main areas...and over-stocked tank, and over-fed tank and poor source water. Doing water changes with a well aged SW mix free of NO3 will help to reduce. Frequency will depend on how high your level is. Reducing feeding to once light feeding every two to three days will also help. Adding more biological filtration such as LR is one of the best things you can do to keep NO3 in check.

Now...we need some info from you. How high is "high"? What size tank? Livestock list? How old is the tank? What and how often do you feed the tank?
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Ditto on everything said. We need to know what your params are? Also whjat test kit are you using?
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thanks everyone i had a dead eel in the tank.
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Dead eel...nasty.

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