General Care Discussion :: My Nitrate is high

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:42 pm   My Nitrate is high

My ph level is 7.4
Ammonia is 0 ppm and Nitrite is 0 ppm
The Nitrate is showing like between 80 ppm and 160

I wonder if the tap water is to blame? The water is clear with no issues.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:58 pm   Re: My Nitrate is high

If your city generally has good tap water, it's probably not it. You can run a test on some tap and check the results.

I'd do at least a partial water change first. Has your turtle been pooping a lot lately?
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:31 pm   Re: My Nitrate is high

If she has I haven’t noticed it in the tank the water is flowing enough in the tank the water hardly has any dead spots.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:14 am   Re: My Nitrate is high

Sometimes they just poop a lot and make a mess. When was the last time you cleaned the filter? What kind of media is in it.
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