Originally Posted by Rmckoy
Hi Andy .
Have you ever heard of the vodka method to reduce nitrates and phosphate ?
I have been reading allot on this and looking for some more input from someone experienced as you.
Because I use tap water even consistent water changes will still have high nitrate levels .
What are safe nitrate levels for fish?
I have read corals prefer Lower levels then fish only tanks .
I don't know much about the vodka treatment. I never used it when I had saltwater. Your nitrates should be low if doing cleaning and water changes. You really need to use ro
water or spring gallon water. Keeping corals with just the tap water might not work for you.
Some tap water has nitrate, some are low some are high. I would keep them as low as you can under 20 would be the best and lower better.
Your going to start getting into questions that I don't remember about this side. I asked someone to help me out or move your thread to the salt side.