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Old 11-07-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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High nitrates

Hi I performed a test and my nitrate reading was 40ppm. How do I bring this down thanks.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:22 AM   #2
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Water changes.

Test your tap water nitrate level.

My tanks can't get under about 40 right now because of the high tap nitrates, so I have to do about 3 PWC's a week. This happens for about 2 months every year in my area and then the tap goes back down.
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Last house I was in had about 10-20 ppm Nitrates out of the tap as well. Its really frustrating watching the tank levels sit at 40-80 ppm all the time.

But yeah, water changes is what you do.
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water changes and having plants help too.
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Plants are sort of out of the question cause my silver dollars will destroy them.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:31 AM   #6
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What's your tap nitrate level?
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