02-11-2008, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Grits
Any more ideas on lowering them? Or why they aren't going down with the WC's?
I think the best way to lower your nitrates would be to go out and buy a new test kit. I consistently get readings of 40 nitrates from all my tanks using the test kit I have, yet my fish are doing fine, my corys and plecos are breeding, and my plants are doing pretty well too, so it's got to be a test error.
Stick a root tab near each sword. Dose weekly with Flourish or Kent Pro Plant (5 ml ought to do it). Switch out that like to something around 6700K. Maybe add some Excel when you start getting algae, or pre-empt the algae and start the excel the same time as the other ferts (after a water change then every other day).