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Old 03-31-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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lower nitrates..

hi, so im new to aquarium advise. ived always like to read the threads but i have never actually posted one. in new in saltwater as well. i have a 60g fowlr aquarium with only two clowns and a damsel (they get along well). today i tested my water and the nitrates tested at 10 ppm.. how can i lower this?? and could this be deadly to my fish???
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Hi welcome to the forum!

10ppm of trates isnt really that bad in a fowlr tank. A couple good size water changes will knock that number right down.

Hope that helps!
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Thanks.. =) and it sure did help...
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My nitrates were at 40 for a long time be aide my tap water was really bad. I got a rodi unit and lost no fish.
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So it was the tap water what made the nitrates high?..
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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I experienced that my Nitrates were at 20ppm until I used Distilled Water from the supermarket. It worked almost instantly. Now that I remember I am almost sure that it dropped to zero overnight. My tap water was my problem as to why my Nitrates were so high.
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Wow... yeah i used to se tapwater as well now i get my water from scripps institute in san diego
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Just finished the water change.. ill test later on tonight..=)
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