This is just driving me crazy, I just started the nitrites phase of my cycle but my tank shows anywhere between 20 and 80 Nitrates, I which is also what my tap water reads, I have tried 2 different api nitrate test kits, and get the same results.
When I checked local water quality it said 2ppm nitrate, I even called and talked to the head chemist who said 2 ppm
I also took a sample of tank water to the LFS
where they tested it using dip strips and it showed almost no Nitrates.
Could I really have such high nitrate out of tap water? Could both my test kits be bad due to improper shaking? The combo of what the water quality report and the LFS
test showing no Nitrates.
So what gives? What could be going on here?