Nitrates are always 40ppm- why?

Coradee

Moderator
Messages
16,299
Reaction score
4,037
Points
508
Experience
More than 10 years
Have you tested your tap water? that could be the source of the high nitrates
 

BDpups

Well Known Member
Messages
2,536
Reaction score
9
Points
73
Experience
More than 10 years
I live in the Midwest and there are always nitrates in the tap from field run off.
 

Jswin

Well Known Member
Messages
647
Reaction score
3
Points
63
I've heard of people growing house plants hydroponically in their HOB filters to reduce nitrates. Unfortunately I know nothing about this but it might be worth researching. Also floating aquatic plants are supposed to eat more nitrates
 

BDpups

Well Known Member
Messages
2,536
Reaction score
9
Points
73
Experience
More than 10 years
I've heard of people growing house plants hydroponically in their HOB filters to reduce nitrates. Unfortunately I know nothing about this but it might be worth researching. Also floating aquatic plants are supposed to eat more nitrates
Pothos work very well for this. There is a thread here of a members using different kinds of house plants to reduce nitrates.
 

Et tu

Valued Member
Messages
350
Reaction score
3
Points
53
Experience
More than 10 years
Yes my tap water measures 10-20 ppm and I live in the mohave desert. I have to use a 50/50 tap/ro mix. Nitrates in tap water is pretty common.
 
Toggle Sidebar

Aquarium Calculator

Follow FishLore!





Top Bottom