nitrate

  1. Chad

    Ask Questions About Cycling

    This is an open thread to ask questions about cycling.
  2. JCorvinus

    New Plants / Water Chemistry / Observations ,

    today my new plants arrived and they have been placed in the tank ,    new tank 2 weeks old water chemistry baseline was as you would expect  tank is 100 litres in size  ( 1 us gallon = 3.7litres)    Ph = 7.2  Ammonia, NH3  = 0 toxic Ammonia NH4  = 0  nitrite NO2              0 Nitrate NO3  ...
  3. Zikofski

    Relation Between Plants ,algae And Phosphates/fert's

    Okay so today after discovering from a few people high phosphates has nothing to do with Algae, i thought i shall be running a few tests on my tank to prove this point, i have discovered today that my tank was running high phosphate beyond the scale of the JBL PO4 test kit, and have bought some...
  4. G

    Nitrate = 0, Ammonia = 0, Nitrite = 0.25 And Climbing

    Hi Everyone,   Quick question I need some help on.   My tank is 30 days old now and I did a fish-in cycle (not many fish). Ammonia has been zero for 1.5-2 weeks, nitrates have fallen to 0 in the last few days but nitrite continues to climb until I do a partial water change. Usually it gets to...
  5. Mamashack

    Spontaneous Nitrate Drop In Fishless Cycling?

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this thread but I can't seem to find the new tank section. I already have a fully cycled 60L tank with platiyes and am now doing fishless cycling in the 30L prior to getting a betta. I started the process on 17th March and achieved a level of 4ppm by adding...
  6. G

    Nitrate Problems

    Hi everyone,   Lately, I've been having trouble with nitrate in my tank.  I own two fancy goldfish, a 6 inch long and a 5 inch long, and keep them together in a 25 gallon tank.  I change out the water regularly, replace filter cartridges monthly, dose with natural remedies (like stress coat X...
  7. G

    Fishless Cycle Nitrate Seems High After H2O Change.

    Hi all,     Thank you so much for all the info on this site.  I've been running a fishless cycle for the past 3.5 weeks and thought I was good to go. Last night I did a 90% water change and added a few more plants. Last night's numbers: Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - off the charts ph - 7.6...
  8. PiranhaGirl

    Fish-Less Cycle Need Help!

    I'm in the process of doing a fish-less cycle.    Here is a quick timeline....   January 19th-20th: All items for our filter came in, cut holes in the glass, set up the filter, setup the tank, monitored for leaks and such since it was a DIY. Had a couple slow leaks here and there, and fixed...
  9. eaglesaquarium

    Nitrate And 40Ppm Question...

    Well, I lost a panda cory today, and my nitrate levels may have pushed up a bit higher than normal, because of my stupidity - increasing bioload due to spawning cories, mixed with a decrease in plants in the tank buffering against the nitrate...   Anyway, my nitrate pushed to 40ppm (maybe...
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