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|Victoriaman ||03-09-2012 06:50 PM |
Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum I have a decent amount of knowledge on cichlid keeping. Currently I have 13 Victorian cichlids in a 45 and 55 gallon. I will be looking to breed these fish soon. Recently though I have been having trouble keeping my NO3 down in the 45 gallon was wondering if anyone had some suggestions. Thanks
|onefish2fish ||03-09-2012 08:12 PM |
small water changes will help with the nitrates. it might not be a bad idea to test your source water too, as you may be adding high nitrates to your water to begin with.
welcome to the forum.
|Victoriaman ||03-09-2012 08:16 PM |
I have been doing water changes almost everyday today I did 50% and still really high I also have trying to get it lower with aquel+
|onefish2fish ||03-09-2012 08:19 PM |
if its not coming from your source of water then you might need to cut back on your feeding.
less food = less left over food = less fish and food waste
|Victoriaman ||03-09-2012 08:28 PM |
I was looking into getting a nitrate filter Or making my own because like you said it may be my source water since I'm on well water
|Byron ||03-13-2012 08:46 PM |
Welcome to the Tropical Fish Keeping forum.
Test your source water (well you said) for nitrates; this is comon with agricultural runoff. Knowing where they are coming from will help in dealing with them.
|willow ||03-14-2012 10:06 AM |
hello and welcome. :-D
|BarbH ||03-16-2012 07:19 PM |
Hello and welcome to TFK as others have suggested I would test your water from the tap to see if nitrates are present there, it will help to give you a better idea of what you need to do to help lower your nitrates.
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