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Old 04-29-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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high nitrates

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My nitrates are high and ive been missing a firefish for about 2 days.... Could they be corelated?

What is the safest level of nitrates for a FOWLR?
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Zero is the safest. Incidentally what are your nitrates readings?
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Don't rule out the fire fish. They love rocks and ours is excellent at hide and seek.
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0-40PPM is the acceptable range
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Are you use'n test strips or test kits? If you don't have the kit I recommend get'n a one that has everything. Or get the basic single sets of Amonia , Nitrate, Nitrite, Ph, Calcium and Kh. You want to be as close to zero on you're Nitrates, Nitrites and Ammonia.
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We r using a test kit... An API saltwater master test kit...

The nitrates are reading uowards of 40 ppm. But not more than 80 ppm.
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you need to start doing PWC to lower it then. prob a pretty high one too to bring down the level fast
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