nitrates

  1. Kezzab

    Potassium nitrate vs nitrogen

    Hi, I'm 100% not a chemist, so go easy. There is a persistent cyano problem in my 220ish ltr sumped tank: https://www.ukaps.org/forum/threads/stig-of-the-sump.48558/ It's not overwhelming but it's not nice. I want to address the root cause. Having read here that low nitrate can be an issue, i...
  2. Mark82

    Water Change

    Hi all, So I’m hoping someone can provide me some more insight into why we need to do a weekly water change. I know everyone says you need to do between 25 to 50% water change weekly, but for me I want to know why, I am trying to understand why we need to do this. Before I go any further I...
  3. J

    Advice to help balance Aquascape

    Hi guys, My current aquascape is approx a year old. It has ADA aquasoil, a whole host of plants and drift wood, 2x T5HO, and is 96litres. I also use pressurised CO2. I have a colony of Crystal Red Shrimp, aswell as liquorice and chocolate gourami, mosquito rasbora, ottos and green neons. The...
  4. Joel Smith

    What level should I aim for with my nitrates? And two other ?'s...

    Hi guys, I currently have a 90 gallon tank. Water is 77 degrees Fahrenheit. My CO2 runs from 9AM-7PM at about 4-5BPS, my LED runs 10AM-3PM(15min fade out), and my 2x54T5HO run 2:40PM-8PM. I dose all flourish products: excel (every other day), potassium and iron (once a week), and flourish...
  5. Zak Rafik

    Dose dosing EI fertilization effect Nitrates (NO3) readings?

    Hi guys,:) I'm dosing EI fertilization for my planted tank for the past few weeks. Before I started EI dosing, whenever I check my tank's water parameters, it would be: Ammonia : 0 ppm Nitrites (NO2) : 0 ppm Nitrates (NO3) : 0 ppm However, after I started on EI, I noticed that apart from...
  6. Climbitise

    New Planted Tank PH and Nitrate.

    Hi all I have just joined the forums but have been browsing for a while and found them extremely informative. Three months ago I decided to take the plunge into planted aquariums with pressurised CO2. I have been gradually cycling the tank using a mature filter which is now removed and my...
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