Lowering Nitrates?

  1. SFGiantsGuy

    SFGiantsGuy Well Known Member Member

    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. BringKermitBack

    BringKermitBack Well Known Member Member

  3. OP
    OP
    SFGiantsGuy

    SFGiantsGuy Well Known Member Member

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


  4. Wobbegong

    Wobbegong Well Known Member Member

    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. C

    Cardeater Valued Member Member

    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:
    Nitrate filter Deltec NFP 509
     
  6. Mazeus

    Mazeus Well Known Member Member

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

    BringKermitBack Well Known Member Member

    you could get protein skimmer lol