nitrate

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  1. swetty639

    swetty639 Larval Mass Registered

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    Is there a way to immediately lower nitrate levels? Thanks
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    They should be low - what are your readings?

    Nancy
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hmmm, the edit function doesn't seem to be working for me today....
    Here is what I should have said in the last post:

    Water changes are the quickest way, I'd think. Maybe a 20% change.
    What are your readings? (please give all your parameters: (nitrites, nitrates, ammonia, as well as pH and sg (salinity)

    Nancy
     
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    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    The only way to quickly lower nitrate levels is to perform water changes. Denitrification units can be used to reduce nitrate levels when the tank cycles but is very costly. Water changes are the best and easiest remedy.

    Greg
     
  5. Paradox

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    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    Water changes. All the gizmos in the world won't make up for poor husbandry.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Paradox,
    I recommend staying away from the AZ-NO3 product! I did some reading on it, tried it and had the same results several others reported, massive attack of red cyno bacteria after using it for several weeks. My tank was pretty mature and was well past the typical cyno problems that almost always effect a tank sometime in the first 6 months. It took me several months to eliminate the stuff after using the product. Additionally, I saw no nitrate lowering benefit. I admit to discontinuing the product abruptly but only after the cyno was evident.
     
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    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Good to know. I never used it nor planned to, but read somewhere it works great.
     

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