I've been a bit confused as to why my shrimp aren't breeding like there were a month ago. But I found out why and I'm not happy and actually am freaking out a bit.
I know nitrates are needed in the tank. But it is supposed to be 40ppm or below. Well I just tested it and its at or over 160ppm
I use purigen, recharge it every two weeks. And my filter is well over 6 months cycled. I just replaced the purigen again. And also did a water change yesterday.
How in the hell am I supposed to lower them?
I have floaters and moss, and I know one of them also absorbs nitrates.
This is bad.
55g planted~~~Fluval spec 2.6g~~~10g shrimp