11-12-2011, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by konstargirl
Oh okay. I just cute off the leafs that were melting. I didn't mess with the roots. The Nitrate levels were high like a 160! 0.0 Not sure of I should do a water change though.
The plants I have are moss, 2 java ferns and the mystery plant.
You should do a water change to lower the nitrates, at least before any fish are added. If you are using the API liquid nitrate test kit, you are aware that Regent #2 should be shaken for a good 2 minutes before adding the drops to the test tube? The instructions say 30 seconds, but this often results in faulty and high readings.