05-12-2012, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Nemo the Clownfish
My 10 gallon tank's nitrates were at 10 for a while, and went to 5 and today 2.5 during a short period of days. (I am going to get tested Ammonia and Nitrites today). Maybe I am re-cycling. I have very few plants, so I don't think they're eating up that much Nitrates. Of course, I shouldn't complain, but we'll see about the tests. I don't see any nitrogen bubbles coming up from the substrate, so I don't think it's anaerobics.
I have already discussed this, but can anyone tell me how I can get more Nitrates
, like the Nitrate curve in the graph of the cycle that I look at?
Any comments are very welcome.
Why do you want nitrates? They are stressful on fish, to varying degrees, but keeping nitrates as low as possible is our aim. And with live plants, regular water changes, and not overstocking, this should result.