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Old 09-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #11
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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/DI, 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).

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