Hello guys, I have had my tank up now for about 2 months and i cannot get the nitrate below 20mg/L for the life of me. I have done 5 huge water changes (75% of the water). I added nitrate removing non toxic fish safe chemical (forget the name of it) and changed my filters on my canister and HOB
. It than dawned on me to check my source water which was tap water. That tested right out to 20mg/L. I than tested a 4 stage hang on the sink model pur filters water and again 20mg/L came back. I am beginning to think i am gonna need to buy an RO
unit to filter my water, they are just so darn expensive for a water filter
If anyone has any advice or knowledge of why my water is testing so high, it would be greatly appreciated as always. I was under the impression water from the water company shouldn't have more than 5 mg
/L of nitrate.. but i may be wrong.
On a happier ending note heres a pic of my tank and its fish so far.
1 perecula clown
1 black perecula clown
All them are getting along quite well out of quarantine and are making quite a happy little fish family!