Oh gotcha! Mine is about 80 out of my well! It stinks. I have to run my water through a nitrite filter. So, just leave ph and temp at 80. For your nitrates to be illegal they would have to be 40 or so with the API test as it is measuring differently than the number they give you for legal level of nitrates. So for example a reading on the API test of 80 converts to around 20 of the nitrate they are talking about. Sorry for the vagueness I can't remember off the top of my head. I can find the info though if you're interested.
P.S. You're in WI? I'm in the Madison area. I think my nitrates are high from all the fertilizers used in the corn fields around here.
Me too. I use well water, but I call it tap. I guess it's incorrect. I live around a lot of farms and right by a field. This is really a bad situation for fish tanks.
toosie I didn't get them back. I'm just going to send them in again. I'm getting annoyed a little bit...