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Old 10-01-2004, 06:37 PM   #1
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Help...Nitrates 20ppm (mg/L) Gonna Kill My Majestic Angel?

Hey guys, I've noticed a nitrate spike to 20ppm (mg/L). My ammonia and nitrite are both zero. pH and alkalinity good. It is a 120G fish only with only a majestic angel in it. Is that going to be harmful to it? What should I do? TIA
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Old 10-01-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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Do a water change. Although Nitrates are not good, they are not as hareful as Ammonia, or Nitrites. Do a Water change, and cut back on the feedings. Also vacuum out any loose waste or leftover food.
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Is the fish in immediate life threatening danger? Or any harm for that matter?
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IMO No...... I have always been told and read that untill you get around 40 there is no real problem. Nitrates at high levels can kill/stress the fish.
Only 1 fish?? When was the last time you did a water change.... Any skimmer, sump refugium?
I have a fuge, skimmer on my 55 fowlr that is loaded with fish and it keeps it around 5, I do water changes about every 2 months.
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Don't panic 20 ppm isn't even close to dangerous levels.
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