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Old 03-13-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Nitrate Help

My nitrates are going up a little. Can someone give me some advice on how to keep them as low as possible?
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Minimize and reduce feedings. Increase flow so food doesn't settle and can be filtered out.
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What number/ppm are your nitrates and how long has your tank been up and running/have you cycled it?

What size is your tank and what is your filter?

How often do you change the water?

Do you wash your filter in tap water to clean it? Do you change the filter pad very often?

What is your stock?
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The simplest and quickest solution to reduce nitrate is change water as often as possible. Controlling it is another thing. Just remember nitrate is the byproduct of food you put into your tank. Regardless wither they are consumed or not they all turn into nitrates which is part of the cycling process. Meaning more food more nitrates. Most aquarists feed their fish 2x or 3x a week.
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