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


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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