Ideal nitrate parameter for freshwater tank.

bissonne

Member
I know the ideal parameters for ammonia and Nitrate are 0 ppm.
Can someone tell me what the best parameter is for nitrate?
 

Krysty

Member
20 or less
 

Aquarist

Member
Good morning,

Krysty above is correct and under 20 Nitrates is recommended, however, under 40 isn't so bad speaking from experience.

The only time that you may have 0 Nitrates is if the tank is very heavily planted. Otherwise, there should be Nitrates showing.

Ken
 

EricV

Member
Due to all the plants in my tank I actually have to dose nitrates for my plants. Generally speaking I'll dose up to about 20ppm and it will get cleared after 3-4 days.

Unless you are keeping a particularly sensitive species though you should be fine anywhere under 40ish though.
 

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