Oh my goodness how do i get rid of nitrates!
I have a 10 gallon tank that used to be a fry tank (until today).
The tank is covered with java moss so it would be great for Red Cherry Shrimp Tank.
However, shrimp do not like nitrates. So, I have been doing everything to lower the nitrates. I have been doing 2 50 percent water changes a week, rooted a Pothos Plant in the filter, and I siphoned out all of the built up detritus from the underneath the moss carpet. After all that, my nitrates are STILL AT 30-40 PPM! Almost no different from when I first had nitrate problems! could it be because I took the reading only 10 or so minutes after I siphoned up all the kicked up debris under the moss carpet? The tank was still clear when I measured the nitrates though. How can I remove nitrates in my tank FAST?
Shrimp are coming soon!!! HELP!
BTW I am using the API Master Freshwater Test Kit!