I have been testing the water in my tank and my nitrates seem to be reading high at 30-40 ppm
. After doing large water changes it appears the nitrates are still high. I've been using drinking water from an artisan springs near by and now I am questioning if I am even using the correct water. When I tested the fresh water they nitraites read also read high. So it is apparent that either my tests are inaccurate or I am just an idiot and have been using the wrong water. Someone please help clear up this problem!
It's greatly appreciated.