Originally Posted by thominil
Welcome back! Try doing 20% water changes every other day to help bring the nitrates down. A skimmer would help in the long run if you don't have one already.
That's what I'm currently doing. When I first checked them the vial looked like I had just given blood. I've been doing pwc
's every few days of about 20% and have gotten them down to around 40 ppm
so it's definitely improving. I stuck a bag of nitrazorb in the filter as well to help get it under control. My filter is the Rapids Pro PS4 so it has a built in skimmer, but it's not the greatest. Can't hurt though right... Fortunately the nitrates were the only thing out of control after a few months of just sitting.