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Old 04-18-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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What the heck

I have just tested my tank and ammonia and nitrite are 0. However my nitrate is very high (about 40ppm)! I thought I would test the LFS saltwater and low and behold, there levels are over 40!!! What the heck!! Is this normal?? Just wanted to make sure before I burst through their doors with a torrent of abuse??
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Congrats you have a cycled tank
Do a couple of PWC to get the nitrates down below 20. Then you're all good.
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I have just tested my tank and ammonia and nitrite are 0. However my nitrate is very high (about 40ppm)! I thought I would test the LFS saltwater and low and behold, there levels are over 40!!! WTF!! Is this normal?? Just wanted to make sure before I burst through their doors with a torrent of abuse??
Glad you didn't kick in someone's door!
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Find a new LFS. Or ask them what's going on, then find a new LFS lol
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I am no longer a mentor, but please do not use Abeviations to get nasty language past our filters. This is a family site!
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I am no longer a mentor, but please do not use Abeviations to get nasty language past our filters. This is a family site!
Thank you! Exactly. I'm thirteen; there are younger kids on here.
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Anyway, thanks for your answers, though their own water is high in nitrate, is that normal?
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I have just tested my tank and ammonia and nitrite are 0. However my nitrate is very high (about 40ppm)! I thought I would test the LFS saltwater and low and behold, there levels are over 40!!! What the heck!! Is this normal?? Just wanted to make sure before I burst through their doors with a torrent of abuse??
Back to your issue, no this doesn't seem normal to me. Unless it was a FO tank and even then I wouldn't continue to go there. I would say call them and see if they have an answer for you, and start looking for a new LFS.
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I agree. Ask them over the phone to avoid a situation. But in the meantime and for the future I would find a different place to take my business.
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The thing is there is no trace of ammonia or nitrite in the water. Where would the nitrate come from? Standard tap water?
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