06-02-2011, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
There should be no need for more filtration or water movement with that stocking and plants. Have you tested the tap water for nitrate?
Also, for whatever it's worth, my other tank (approx 23 gal) with only one Blue Gourami and 3 oto cats always stays just at 10 ppm nitrates, and I figure it's because I don't tend to over feed (with only one fish that needs to "eat"). It also has plants, so I guess I still over feed the other tank. I want to get to where I see less nitrates in the larger tank, and think that perhaps buying more "stuff" will get me there. I'm open to doing that if it will help.