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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-30-2014, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
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High nitrates in tap water

I tested my tap water and was pretty surprised at the nitrate levels it was like 20 ppm to 40 ppm. My tank water is 5ppm anybody else tested there tap I'm here in central Oahu wondering this was all former ag land before.



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A lot of former ag land such as Manoa has high ph and higher nitrates. It all depends where you are located. If your pumping station is far and there's a sub pumping station that means higher ph and higher nitrates rather than places closer to pumping stations. I use a beneficial bacteria to knock out the nitrates and prime to dechlorinate
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Just found the same thing recently. My nitrate was about 10ppm from the tap. Ph is 7.6 in tap water that's stood 24 hours. Daboss808, what kind of beneficial bacteria are you using exactly?
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I am using Hagen cycle. But recently I found a good safe source of BB made by a new company called strata. They have a product called organic digester great product in my book. Cannot over dose and I put about a oz everyday.
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