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Old 03-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #16
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Are you supposed to have nitrates in the tank? Mine are usually 0 or sometimes 5ppm.
A planted tank needs nitrate too. If it's a moss and shrimp tank, you may want to keep the level as low as possible; for a densely planted fish-only one you may want a high range. For my high light planted invert tank, I aim for 10-20 ppm for the sake of the shrimp.
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A planted tank needs nitrate too. If it's a moss and shrimp tank, you may want to keep the level as low as possible; for a densely planted fish-only one you may want a high range. For my high light planted invert tank, I aim for 10-20 ppm for the sake of the shrimp.

Just fish, plants and 4 nerites. Again, I always read nitrates were a bad thing, but 5ppm or so isn't to terrible.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:21 AM   #18
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Five ppm nitrates is a beautiful thing. You're doing fine.
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