Discussion in 'Test Kits' started by atmmachine816, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    I FINALLY GOT A TEST KIT. I tested my waters in both my tanks everything at zero except nitrates. nitrates in 10 gallon are at 20 and in the 29 gallon there at 80. My question is, are the nitrates in the 29 gallon a little to high, if so how do I bring that down?


  2. MarcWell Known MemberMember

  3. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    Ok so just do water changes until the nitrates go down to where?
  4. MarcWell Known MemberMember

    Well below 40.
  5. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    Ok that's what I thought. Thanks
  6. vinWell Known MemberMember

    20 or less would be better.........
  7. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    If you have live plants 20 is good. If not then the less the better. Water changes and live plants are the best way to lower them.
  8. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    oops, accidendtly made this post a sticky, how do I undo that, remove the topic?
  9. 0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    80 is definately way too high. A reading of 20 is acceptable although not ideal. Do 50% water changes every few days until it goes down.

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