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Old 01-27-2020, 09:51 PM   #1
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40-80 ppm nitrate from tap water?!

Iím getting a reading of 40-80 ppm nitrate from my tap water! Any ideas? Yes I did the test right I know the tests are tricky for the nitrates. Btw itís a api master teal kit
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Id check a water report to see if thatís normal for your area. If so you may need to
1) switch to purchased or RO water if itís a small tank 2)stock lightly with hardy fish and get fast growing live plants and good lights to absorb the nigrdff
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Iím getting a reading of 40-80 ppm nitrate from my tap water! Any ideas? Yes I did the test right I know the tests are tricky for the nitrates. Btw itís a api master teal kit
Hello T...

Floating plants like Anacharis, Hornwort, Water sprite, Water lettuce and Pennywort will reduce the nitrate level. You can also use nitrate reducing filter media. Acurel and HBH are companies that carry this sort of thing. It's a cut to fit pad that you just put into your tank's filter. Also a water treatment like Seachem's "Safe" will detoxify nitrate.

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