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Puffer 07-14-2007 11:53 AM

Nitrate Test Results
 
Good Morning Guys ,I had a question ,Now my tank as been running with live rock in it for over a week now and this is the 1st nitrate test i've done .using API salt test kit ,my nitrate level say in between 5 and 10 PPM to be on the safe side ,but i'm leaning towards 10 PPM is my water Cycled so fast ,i did use all RO water to start.
Thanks Carl.

Lupin 07-14-2007 08:43 PM

What are your ammonia and nitrites?

Puffer 07-15-2007 12:36 AM

Ammonia is 0-PPM nitrate is 0-PPM

Carl.

Lupin 07-15-2007 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Puffer
Ammonia is 0-PPM nitrate is 0-PPM

You confused nitrites with nitrates. I forgot to add the pH on the question.:oops: Don't use RO water all the time. At this rate, your hardness levels are very low and the tank has a tendency to experience pH crash killing your fish.

Puffer 07-15-2007 01:33 AM

k ,i tested that also its holding at 8.2 PH and holding.

Puffer 08-23-2007 01:31 AM

Darn :frustrated: Ive tried my ammonia is 0-PPM but my Nitrate still after water changes is around 40-PPM
anything else i can do still wait ,The tank is about 1 1/2 month old
Carl.

johnnynuke 08-24-2007 01:54 PM

High Nitrate
 
Do you have sufficient amounts of live rock? The Anaeorobic bacteria that forms there is helpful in breaking down Nitrates.
Excess nitrates also come from overfeeding. You may want to cut down on your feedings and see if that helps.
Good Luck


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