Controlling Nitrate

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topc

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Hi,

All the guides I keep reading say to keep Nitrate levels under control by carrying out water changes.

Trouble is, Where I come from the Nitrate level in the tap water is as high as 80ppm.
So obviously I'm never going to get Nitrate below that with any amount of water change. In the tank the levels are lower at about 30ppm and I guess the plants are using some of it up.

Anyone know of a safe sure way of dropping Nitrate from water that is going to be used for a water change? or getting it down in the tank.
I'm using an external filter, 25 Galls, few fish so far.

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bettabuddy

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The only thing you can do (That I know of) is to get a R/O (Reverse Osmosis) unit. The units are pricey but a good one produces water that is 99% pure. It does need to be buffered before being put into a tank.
There is a lot of good info available on line. You can even rent them.
Hope this helps.
 

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