Nitrate at zero - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 09-01-2012, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Nitrate at zero

I am worried that my nitrates are always at zero, clear~with the api master water testing kit? Is that bad?
ladydelaware55 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 09-01-2012, 11:25 AM
TFK Moderator
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ladydelaware55 View Post
I am worried that my nitrates are always at zero, clear~with the api master water testing kit? Is that bad?
Is the tank planted?

There is an issue with the liquid in the Nitrate #2 bottle separating. You MUST shake the bottle for a full 2 minutes prior to adding it to the test tube to allow the liquid to mix properly. Then shake the test tube for a minute.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
Tazman is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 09-01-2012, 12:42 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Post #1 was made in a very old thread (from 2008), so I have moved it and the two response posts to a new thread.

I think AD's post (#3) was more in relation to the old thread data... if so, AD can edit as he sees fit.

To the nitrate issue, Tazman is correct. Also, do you have live plants? This can make a difference.

Last but certainly not least, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where is the nitrate? muse435 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 17 02-02-2012 11:55 PM
help with Nitrate please welshboy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 8 03-18-2010 07:23 PM
Nitrate? MXS Freshwater and Tropical Fish 8 08-27-2009 05:06 PM
low nitrate black&whiteclowns Water Chemistry 1 04-28-2007 07:13 PM
low nitrate daisycutter Beginner Planted Aquarium 8 03-07-2007 06:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome