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Post Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:53 pm   After water change Nitrate still high

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
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:45 am   Re: After water change Nitrate still high

What's the PPM? What stuff was floating?
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 pm   Re: After water change Nitrate still high

160 ppm and stuff from the bottom floating around
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:49 am   Re: After water change Nitrate still high

If there enough circulation in the tank? I think you just need to schedule more partial water changes.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:04 pm   Re: After water change Nitrate still high

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?
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Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:44 am   Re: After water change Nitrate still high

For partial changes, this is pretty handy: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=33171
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