Originally Posted by ImACoolguy
Plants do not raise nitrate that i am aware of... They actually LOWER the nitrate, It's your giant bioload. If you can show me some factual evidence of plants raising nitrate levels I will gladly change my thinking.
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I'm not trying to change anyone's thinking. After it was pointed out that Dracaena plants are not fully water plants I did some research and it turns out that as they die from too much constant water they will decompose and the roots, if I remember correctly, will release small, but constant, amounts of nitrates and CO2
I'm not a fish expert, don't claim to be one, but I've had these fish for a long time with no issues whatsoever. Water quality has always been good with normal levels. I recently started messing with plants without knowing and when it was brought up about that plant I did a water test and they were high.
I understand that's too many fish for a 55 but they don't all go in the 55.
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