Lowering Nitrates?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Water' started by SFGiantsGuy, May 24, 2018.

  1. SFGiantsGuy

    SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    Other than WC's, reducing in feeding, and over stocking, what's everyone's helpful additional remedies to lower nitrates overall? One of my tank's I somwhat have been overfeeding (yes, I know, dumb rookie mistake-idea lol) and did a WC last night, and just did a water test a day later, and the nitrates are reading about 40 ppm.
  2. Discus-Tang

    Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

  3. OP

    SFGiantsGuyWell Known MemberMember

    Yup! Have too many plants lol...thanks.
  4. Wobbegong

    WobbegongWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, you can plant them in you filter. I have some lucky bamboo and a small elephant ear plant in the HOB for my 29 gallon.
  5. CardeaterValued MemberMember

    As already mentioned, plants and plants in the HOB.

    Do an extra water change this week and make it large to catch up.

    Honestly, water changes are going to be simplest and probably most economical.

    You could add an automated water change system.

    You could add an algae scrubber.

    You could at nitrate filter like in this thread on another forum:
  6. Mazeus

    MazeusWell Known MemberMember

    Agree with plants in the filter, particularly pothos (grows like a weed in my 5g).
  7. Discus-Tang

    Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    you could get protein skimmer lol

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