Originally Posted by limitup
Why do you recommend monitoring nitrate more closely than nitrite?
If nitrate is monitored regularly, it will give you an indication of the other two and sound the alarm
so to speak. In a cycled tank, low nitrates would mean the other two would most likely be zero. If NO3
where elevated/high, it would be a safe bet one or both of the other two where detectable. Once the tank has properly cycled there should be little need to regularly monitor NH3
. If problems arise it should be tested but personally I think it is not necessary on a regular basis.