Hi everyone, ok so As some of you know i had a BGA out break, and i clean the BGA out of the tank the best i could. and also readjusted my Spray bar for better flow. I also ended up having a Nitrite Spike. It was pretty high. It is .25 ppm now. No where near the 2. ppm. I think the Nitrite Spike was due to me cleaning the BGA. It was bad in my tank.
So here is my Situation. My tank is 0 on Ammonia, .25 on Nitrite due to the recent spike. and 20.ppm Nitrate.
Now i tested my tap And My Nitrate is 30-40 ppm, 0 Nitrite, .10 on Ammonia. Hardly readable on the chart.
After Cleaning the plants and all from the BGA, it is growing back. But I am in the midst of working on it and trying to rid it. I have a thread already on that Situation.
My question here is How to Lower the Nitrate in my tap before a water change. I do use prime. but that is only a 24-48 hour Detox. I Do have plants in my tank and I'm always buying more. It will be a heavy planted tank. (eventually).
Any solution to the Nitrate in the tap? In the tank it is fine. it's lower in the tank than the tap. But talking to Byron, he seem to think the reason i have the BGA is due to my High Nitrate in my tap.
If anyone has high Nitrate in tap how do you lower it?