Hello TPT, I'm wondering if it's possible to EI dose and keep nitrates low, I have wild caught cardinals and being wild caught it's even more of an issue!
I'm currently following seachem dosing chart, Is 10PPM nitrates enough for plant growth?
Anyone/website that makes the NO3 issue claim with wild card's => 100% rubbish.
I have a 300 in my 180 and have had them for years, fat and happy.
Got pics and video to prove it. I dose 30 ppm every week, feed well also.
Most cardinals are wild caught.
I've bred 3-4 species in this tank with the cardinals in there also.
I want to see those that make this claim's aquariums..........
Aquarist kill fish, have poor management for 1001 reasons, none of which shows NO3 at any ppm are harmful near as I've been able to tell for over 20 years.
The tank above as well as many other tanks, prove that independent of any other potential causes, that NO3 at 20-30 ppm has no long term adverse impact on Cardinal tetras.
This is true for every claimed species using EI that I have ever read about. It's a myth, is steer manure.
Note, this is directed at the myths and not you personally
, it gets old after 20 years of being falsified resoundingly over and over than the myths keep popping back up.
There is zero factual evidence based support for this with EI.