Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
flake food vs pellets, lets talk nitrates.
So i was origionally feeding pellets and fresh veg with brine shrimps.
I was having my nitrates fall to 0 and i began dosing kno3 to keep it at around 10-20ppm
I recently bought algae wafers and NLS flake food. Starting feeding more flake food than pellets as my fish LOVE this stuff.
I notice now that my nitrates are starting at around 10ppm now and I stopped dosing kno3. Is this somehow connected to my flake food that I am feeding? I don't understand it but I like that I don't have to dose kno3 now.
Also my tank is around 2 months old and I always had low PH in the tank which I think had to do with substrate and driftwood or the slate. not sure which.
Point is my tap has always been higher ph, like around 8 and my tank was always around 6.6 or 6.4.
I been watching my tank and now it seems to be sitting more around 7.2-7.4 ish. I wonder why this is.
75 Gallon Low Tech w/ Green Terror Pair