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My tank has been up and running for a little more than a month. The
problem i'm having is high nitrates. It started out at around 12ppm, but
now is close to 50ppm. I'm not using any co2 because i didn't want the
extra work, plus i don't mind having slow growth. I started adding 1\4
tsp of kso4 and mgso4 daily to see if it will help the plants use up
some of the no3. I noticed increased plant growth, but the no3 isn't
coming down any.
Here are my tanks stats.
60 watts of lighting
20% water change every two weeks
Very little algae
Fish load is 16 fish with the biggest being 4 inches.
Pygmy chain swords
Hygro Tropical sunset
I'm using a biowheel 30 for filtration. Is this my problem or do I have
too heavy a fish load? I'm begining to wonder if my no3 test kit is
reliable. It's made by tetra and isn't easy to use.
Thanks for any help.
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