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Old 09-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #1
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Nitrates in tap water


Hello,

I live in london and am fed up with struggling with my nitrates. The tap water has between 30-40ppm. Between that and my slightly overstocked aquarium I can only get my nitrates down to a consistent 20ppm.

I hate the thought that every week i change the water and add more nitrates for my filter and plants to re-adjust. So today i went out and bought 14L of Sainsburys Basic still water (17p for 2L) and used that as my water change.
I did a test of course on the water and it has 0's across the board. I am hoping this works for me. I only have a 42L aquarium so this is financially viable for me to do every week.

Does anyone else do this or something similar?

I wish i had the space for an RO unit but its not possible at the moment. This will have to do...
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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I have the same issue and have to add RO water. It definitely helps!
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I've heard of people using rainwater, they'll have big drums out in their garden and dip into that, don't know if you have the space or if the water would be safe since your in the city though :S


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I've heard of people using rainwater, they'll have big drums out in their garden and dip into that, don't know if you have the space or if the water would be safe since your in the city though :S


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I would look into this first - Some large cities, like London, this is now illegal to do.
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