Originally Posted by mr.waffles1842
well, i dont add bacteria to my tank, and my nitrates are super high..
If your tank is cycled, there is no reason to add bottled bacteria since you already have an established bio-filter.
What is your nitrAte level? NitrAtes are the end product of the nitrogen cycle in your aquarium, and we do weekly pwc
's to keep them at or below 20. The beneficial bacteria is what actually creates the nitrAtes, not controls them. Adding bacteria will not help reduce nitrAtes, they can only be controlled with water changes or by heavily planting your tank.