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Old 09-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #21
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Like some have said, you need to contact your water supplier unless you have well water... nitrates are toxic to humans and all animals actually... You can get cancer and stuff down the road from high nitrates in your drinking water... If you have well water start thinking about a water treatment system.. All my houses I have had which had well water had a water treatment and water softening system in the basements..

And what is this business about diving your nuitrates by 2.... lol if the test kti says clearly 40PPM... why would you half it to 20 ?
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:12 PM   #22
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Like some have said, you need to contact your water supplier unless you have well water... nitrates are toxic to humans and all animals actually... You can get cancer and stuff down the road from high nitrates in your drinking water... If you have well water start thinking about a water treatment system.. All my houses I have had which had well water had a water treatment and water softening system in the basements.. And what is this business about diving your nuitrates by 2.... lol if the test kti says clearly 40PPM... why would you half it to 20 ?
I have contacted my water supplier and they are sending me an analysis of the water for my area and they tested and it shows 29 and abit (so call it 30) and my levels are showing around 60 for the API liquid test kit so what the other guy was saying is if my test kit is inaccurate showing 60 when it is infact 30 my kit is showing double the actual reading so if I half my readings it should give a truer reading
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When you buy plants, be careful to put the in a separate container with treat them so you don't contaminate your aquarium with snails. You won't necessarily see snails on the plants, but prevention is much easier than cure! Good luck!
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:17 PM   #24
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When you buy plants, be careful to put the in a separate container with treat them so you don't contaminate your aquarium with snails. You won't necessarily see snails on the plants, but prevention is much easier than cure! Good luck!
I already have a lot of pest snails but they keep my assassin snails happy so it's all good
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:41 AM   #25
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I dunno what the nitrate standard is but 30 to me is still high... Mine is 0 from the tap.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #26
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I dunno what the nitrate standard is but 30 to me is still high... Mine is 0 from the tap.
The legal limit is no higher than 50mg/l which I'm assuming to be the same as 5ppm
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