day here at my house and I noticed something odd.
I've three tanks, two 10gal, one with guppies, one with endlers, and a 47gal bow-front, mixed community (threadfin rainbows, zebra danios, harlequin raspboars, peppered cories, golden panda mollies, and a pleco.).
Both 10gal tanks are moderately planted, the 47 gal
For all three tanks: Temps ~78, Ammonia 0, Nitrite, 0, PH 7.8, Nitrate ~40-80 (hard to tell on the API scale, they're very close and all three tanks turned out the same results). I treat with Seachem Prime.
I thought it was really odd that the Nitrate was so equally high in all three tanks, given regular water changes and the fact that two of the three are planted, so i checked my tap water. Sure enough, it's putting out somewhere between 10 & 20 on the Nitrate scale.
All of my fish are healthy and I've had no deaths in the last four months or so. So I'm not TOO alarmed to find the Nitrates so high, but I'm not sure it's terribly healthy for them to remain in conditions like that.
So, a little help please: what media or treatments can I do to help bring the nitrates down to a more reasonable level? Is there a media I can add to my filters that would help? Is there something chemical I could add on water change days?
Thanks for the help!