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    Cycling with high nitrate tap water :(

    Thanks Sean. I'll look at starting with 50/50 RO for now and see if I can see any tangible effect without disrupting the tank.
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    Cycling with high nitrate tap water :(

    Thanks Jan & Sean. I have used the pure ammonia method in the past but ended up throwing away the bottle as I only needed tiny amounts. I've replaced it this time with a few snails and a some food each day, hoping that will have the same effect. The question still stands about the nitrates. I...
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    Cycling with high nitrate tap water :(

    Hi All, I'm currently a few days into a fish-less cycle. Here in Cambridge (UK), the water out the tap is particularly hard and high in nitrate. I'm just wondering what I can do to alleviate it and have a healthy tank, as I've already noticed red/brown hair algae starting to form on some of my...
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