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After water change Nitrate still high

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:53 pm
by MikeCL
I really did not really have to shake for 1 min to see the test tube was already a deep red I'm not sure why maybe I tested too soon after I refilled the tank and stuff was floating around? My Nitrite was 0

Re: After water change Nitrate still high

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:45 am
by steve
What's the PPM? What stuff was floating?

Re: After water change Nitrate still high

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 pm
by MikeCL
160 ppm and stuff from the bottom floating around

Re: After water change Nitrate still high

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:49 am
by steve
If there enough circulation in the tank? I think you just need to schedule more partial water changes.

Re: After water change Nitrate still high

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:04 pm
by MikeCL
It's very good circulation.. I'm going to try 2 water changes and see how that goes.


Speaking of water changes what do you guys use to condition tap water?

Re: After water change Nitrate still high

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:44 am
by steve
For partial changes, this is pretty handy: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33171