nitrate

  1. tonitetra

    Nitrate Level Spike

    Hey? Hi? wassup? I don’t really know how to start a thread, this is my first one. Anyway, I have a 45 gal planted tank with discus, angel fish, and some guppies. I guess you can call it a nano-tank, but I am offended. Soo it’s about 6 months old. The levels are 0 nitrite, 7.0 ph, and the...
  2. F

    Water changes when plants reduce nitrate?

    Hi, I’ve had my tank for a month now and I have 8 shrimp and 2 Otocinclus catfish. My nitrates in my tap water are around 30 ppm but I have noticed that the longer I leave my water the lower my nitrates go as the plants are sucking it up. If I leave my water for 1 week the nitrates go down 10...
  3. E

    Molly not quite right...?

    Hi all, I could do with some help with one of my platinum lyre tail mollies. We noticed today that he is sort of floating on the surface. I say sort of because he does swim around, albeit slowly. He has his mouth partially open, but doesn't open and close it. He also isn't eating. It almost...
  4. T

    Nitrite and nitrate spike

    Hi guys, I need help. So I have a 20 gallon heavily planted tank that’s been running for about 6 months. Until now everything was perfectly fine, nitrite 0, nitrates between 10-25. I can't test for ammonia because none of the pet stores around here have any kind of ammonia tests for some reason...
  5. Bettapuppy

    Nitrate question

    Hi everybody, I have a 6.7 U.S. gallon tank with one half moon betta in it. I've had the tank for a little over two weeks and I added Concentrated Aquarium Bacteria before I added my fish (Tetra SafeStart Plus). I've tested my water peramiters twice and both times the ammonia, nitrite, and...
  6. L

    Nitrates not building?

    I did a nitrate test 2 weeks ago in my heavily planted dirted tank and got around 0-5ml/l. I tested again today without doing any wcs inbetween, and I still got the same result. I'm assuming my plants are eating all the nitrates before they can build up. Does this mean that water changes are...
  7. S

    Happy Tank Happy Wife-HELP PLEASE!

    Hi I have had a little fish tank up and running for about 8 months now-so am not a complete newbie...all is happy and Well all fish alive still-(I have read a lot of articles on here in that time) however my issue lies with my 180L tank. I bought this baby second hand and it’s had a few...
  8. B

    Where's all the nitrates?

    Hi, I've been taking care of a betta in a 6.8 gallon tank for a few months now. The tank and water are well cycled - I use an API freshwater master test kit, and never get ammonia or nitrites. I do partial water changes when I can see excessive amounts of poop on the bottom. The reason I don't...
  9. B

    Molly’s sitting upside down at bottom of tank please help!!

    I have a 25 gallon fish tank, In the last 3 day I’ve lost 11 out of 13 fish ( 2 angles 6 tetras 2 mollies and 1 telescope eyed goldfish) the only survivors were two other balloon belly Molly’s. The fish all did the same thing, go to the bottom of the tank lay upside down or on there side then...
  10. Fiji

    Nitrates refuse to go down?

    Hello everyone. I have been battling a dilemma with my 55 gallon tank for some time now and figured it was time to ask for advice. For the past 3-4 months every time I measure the nitrates level it reads 40-80 ppm which is obviously not good. The tank is not heavily stocked and I've been doing...
  11. K

    Opinions on where my cycle is?

    My readings are Ammonia- 0.25 ppm Nitirite- 5 ppm Nitrate - 20 ppm Do I need to continue feeding ammonia? Does my tank need a water change? Any advice is appreciated, thank you
  12. scotty027

    Nitrite problems

    Hello everyone, i need some advice on fishless cycling.I'll give information about my tank before stating the problem. 46 gallon running a penguin 150 biowheel and a fluval c4 hob filter planted tap water readings 0/0/0 ammonia-old country (5 percent) Lots of seeding material So i'm in the...
  13. M

    Established Tank Problem, Asking For Any Advice

    Okay, I'm not new to having a fish tank, but I'm not the most knowledgeable person either. In the past I've had 20 gal, 29 gal, 55 gal, all freshwater and decided to take a break from fish for about 8 years. I have a 29 gallon currently that I've had for about a year and a half now. I HAD a...
  14. H

    Nitrate Levels Won't Go Down!

    Hi all,   So basically, I've had my tank set up for nearly a year now, and It's been fine for a long time. Recently (about 2 months ago) I noticed that the Nitrate levels were increasing, I increased the number of water changes to twice a week. Now I didn't take a lot of water out the second...
  15. J

    Where's My Nitrate?

    Last week I upgraded tank from a 64l to a 130l (very exciting). I had the tank set up for a week beforehand, then last weekend I moved the fish, old filter and ornaments into the new tank.   A bit of a mini cycle seemed to take place in the following days. On Sunday ammonia was up at 0.25. On...
  16. simonero

    Ph, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate Problem... Need Advice & Knowledge&#

    Hello there!!!   Due to thievery of buckets and general busyness/laziness with perfectly maintained tanks... my tanks are no longer perfectly maintained and my water is crazy.  Now I have some questions.  For the stats, after the LFS telling me I had issues, I bought a test kit yesterday to test...
  17. Sophie

    Help, Nitrate Problems - Tta, Eagles, Flutter?

    You guys who are reading this and know me, you know I am well aware of the nitrogen cycle. I have been watching my Clown Loaches over the course of the past few months, had a couple of new additions to the group etc. I started to notice the reddening of the gills, almost shiny metallic - bare in...
  18. TemStar

    Cycling After Fish Fail?

    So I had a tank for about a month and 2 weeks ago I began testing the water. I saw that the nitrates were through the roof! So I had been doing water changes everyday of 20% and then eventually to 50%. After I saw no difference, I did an 80% and all the fish died, but anywho...   With a fishless...
  19. P

    Advice Needed On My Water - Please

    Hello All,   I am sorry to be having to ask a fishless cycle question when there is so much information available online, but here goes again…   My tank is a newly set up 125 L Fluval with an Eheim Professional 3 filter.  I measured the water going in and there is 112 L.  There is a 1 cm think...
  20. P

    Nitrate Reduction Options

    Hello,   This is not a cycling question, but just to let you know, I am new to fish keeping and am currently nearing the end of week 3 of my fishless cycle using ammonia, it’s going well so far, the ammonia has dropped from 3ppm to 0.25ppm and I have topped the ammonia level back up to 3ppm this...
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