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Hi

I have fluval 406 filter with advanced filtration system. I also have loads of live plants in the tank. I wanted to find out if any of this helps lower the level of nitrites or water change is the only thing that helps?
 

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Live plants help a bit, yes. Filters help provided they have beneficial bacteria(which you get during the cycling process) in them to eat it and convert it to nitrates, which live plants also help keep down a bit. =)
 

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That makes sense :) It seems like I got the order wrong. For some reason I thought its nitrates to nitrites. If its nitrates at the end than it means that plants will most likely use them as its food for them.
 

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It seems like I got the order wrong. For some reason I thought its nitrates to nitrites. .
Trust me, you're not the only one who confuses them. It took me a while before I figured out what was what and spelling it like NitrIte and NitrAte didn't help. lol
 

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Bacteria consumes ammonia and nitrite. Plants consume ammonia and nitrate.
 
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