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post #1 of 4 Old 09-24-2007, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Nitrates?

Ok so I had a water problem with my tank and pretty much all of my fish died. I now have two left and they look much better. The only problem is I can't get the nitrate down. It went down to 0.5ppm last night and today it is back at 10ppm Is this normal? I have been preforming daily water changes to make the ammonia and nitrite levels down and that worked. The only thing that won't go away is the nitrates. Anyone? Thanks.
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Congratulations. You have a cycled tank now. Nitrates should be between 5 and 40ppm in a healthy tank. You don't want or need them to go away.
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Hahaha, awesome thanks!
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Hahaha, awesome thanks!
You're very welcome. :)
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