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Nitrate supplementation

Hi All,
I have some diatoms and decided to test nitrates in my 75.
Turns out my nitrates are zero and I should start supplementing.
What should I do to get more nitrogen in my system?
Thanks
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Either start a Macro Fert supplement or possibly increase your bioload on the tank and don't be stingy with feeding, lol. We had the same issue in our Ebi and added more stock and the situation eventually remedied itself.

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is there a bulk chemical I can add? stump remover maybe? I forget it has been so long.
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Do you have plants? If so, get a macro fertilizer (N,P,K) and dose your tank accordingly.


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yes, heavily planted with CO2, dosing P, K, Mg but not N. Is there a bulk N additive I can use?
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never mind. I found it. Stump remover.
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