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Old 07-08-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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Water parameters

Ok so we are having a big issue with one of our tanks not bein able to stay within parameters an killing our fish off. We have done water changes tried chemicals but keeps creeping really high.

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Nitrate- above 80ppm but below 160ppm
Ammonia- 0-0.25ppm
Ph- between 7.2 and 7.6
Nitrites- 0ppm

It is a planted tank and all the plants are doin just fine proper lighting. I did notice it is our only tank using the little river pebbles instead of planted tank substrate like my others so maybe thatís why my other tanks are doin fine? Tanks get doses once a week with potassium and micronutrients but doubt thatís the reason for the spike.
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How often and how much water do you change out? The best way to lower your parameters is with water changes. Scrap the chemicals.
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How often and how much water do you change out? The best way to lower your parameters is with water changes. Scrap the chemicals.


Changed bout 80% out, but tested our water we use an itís literally got higher nitrites an nitrates then what Iím testing so wonder if that could be the issue?
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Ya that's definitely the issue. You might start mixing 50/50 RO or Distilled with your tap water. Cut it in half. And use Seachem Prime to detoxify the nitrites.
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