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Question Nitrate dosing if at 0?

Hello everyone, quick question for you.

My tank is registering 0 nitrate when testing using the API test kit. Is this is ideal for my plants growth?

0 ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate (could be like 1 or 2 nitrate)

Dosing Thrive (contains nitrate)

- 4 pumps ea water change
- 1 pump daily

Water changes 35% weekly
Light vacuum of full substrate
Filter mechanical media cleaned weekly (fluval 406)

Tank stocked at 115% according to aqadvisor
Feeding 2 times a day. (definitely not underfeeding the fish)

Established tank. (5 months up and running)

Is 0 nitrate in a tank bad or good?

Am I over cleaning my tank possibly?
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