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This is a discussion on Nitrate Spikes within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> 80 gallons large gravel freshwater 76 degrees fake plants nitrite -o nitrate -80 ppm ph 7.3 filter--Fluval 405 with good carbon,carb/ammonia bags.Filter is cleaned/carbon ...

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Old 05-10-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
 
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Nitrate Spikes

80 gallons
large gravel
freshwater
76 degrees
fake plants
nitrite -o
nitrate -80 ppm
ph 7.3
filter--Fluval 405 with good carbon,carb/ammonia bags.Filter is cleaned/carbon replaced every 30 days.
Occupants--2 large Oscars

Just wondering what would be a good way to reduce the ppm of nitrate? I have done 25% water changes/gravel vac every other week.I then ad fresh water,then treat the water with conditioner that eliminates nitrite,nitrate,chlorine, chloramines . My tank is growing algae on the back glass and plants,and the nitrate level has me a little worried,but it does not seem to be getting worse than this around 80 ppm.

Should i use a tap water filter when replacing fresh water?.I have read that most tap water supplies have nitrate.


conditioner-AmQuel+
All of my testers (ph,nitrite,nitrate) are API 5 ml. tube&droppers
These pictures are of the back of my tank ONLY 1 week after cleaning the glass.
I log onto this forum 3 times a day,If there is any other info needed.
THANK YOU!!!



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Old 05-10-2008, 11:54 PM   #2
 
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I would increase the water changes to every week at least 50% doing a good gravel vac each time. Oscars are messy fish.

Have you tried testing your tap water for nitrates?
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Old 05-10-2008, 11:57 PM   #3
 
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No,I have not.I will do that.
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:17 AM   #4
 
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Ok,I tested the tap water,and it shows 10 ppm of nitrates.
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