Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Aug 2015
I have searched and read many posts on the subject of zero nitrates , but I thought I would ask again as most were old threads . I have a 15 long and a 30 long , medium/heavy planted with Frogbit floaters and both read zero nitrates with 2 different tests....API and Fluval . It would seem I need to add some nitrogen , but is there a cheaper alternative to Seachem Nitrogen which seems expensive for the long haul . Plants seem fine , just slow growth . Tanks are low tech with Excel , Flourish , Flourish Root Tabs , and Beamsworks LEDs . I have never had a low nitrate problem so I am asking here.....lol Oh , the Frogbit grows fast as can be . I have to remove some every week at WC time .
The 15 is stocked with 4 adult Platys , 10 Platy fry , 3 Cory cats , 3 Ottos
The 30 is stocked with 12-14 adult Platys and 5 Cory cats .
Thanks for any ideas .
My wife says if I get one more aquarium she is going to leave me . I sure am going to miss her fried chicken .