Originally Posted by DanRamirez57
What should I do like 50%
I would do 50% today, retest tomorrow and if still high, do another PWC
. High nitrates makes a fish's internal organs work harder, which is stressful for them and can lead to sickness. What kind of water are you using? RO
or even distilled are best. Tap is not good, if you're using tap, that would be contributing to the high nitrates. I buy my water at the LFS
for under 0.40/ gal
(Petco charges 0.25/g, another charges 039/g). I take my own 5g buckets to the store that are ONLY for my SW
tank water, bought them at Lowes in paint section for about $5 for lid and bucket (sold separately).