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nitrate level

Postby suvattii2012 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:50 am

My no2 readings are 0 but the no3 is 40 and the genral hardness is higher at 160
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Re: nitrate level

Postby Terrance on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:13 am

40 before or after your weekly water change?
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Re: nitrate level

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:47 am

FW, BW or SW?
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Re: nitrate level

Postby suvattii2012 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:15 am

Fw and I did a 25% water change about 30 hours ago.
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Re: nitrate level

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:30 am

What's the nitrate of your tap water?
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Re: nitrate level

Postby hadla on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:04 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:What's the nitrate of your tap water?


huh i never thought just to test my tap water, i think ill try that just to see the results!
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Re: nitrate level

Postby suvattii2012 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:18 pm

30 approx, i have never used these api 5 in one strips before. Im waiting for a new marster kit. The water in my area has got even harder aswell by these. These are the strips not the liquid kits.
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Re: nitrate level

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:26 pm

Strips can be terribly unreliable
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Re: nitrate level

Postby hadla on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:27 pm

suvattii2012 wrote:30 approx, i have never used these api 5 in one strips before. Im waiting for a new marster kit. The water in my area has got even harder aswell by these. These are the strips not the liquid kits.


i dont trust the test strips. what is strange is that my lfs uses them, but petco uses the liquid test kit to test water!
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Re: nitrate level

Postby suvattii2012 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:05 pm

The strip said these readings but like you said bertie they could be out. In a day or two i can test proppely. Is the hardness any danger or the no3?

GH - 160
KH - 30
PH - 7.5
No2 - 0
No3 - 40
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Re: nitrate level

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:51 pm

Do you have any spring water to test? Or any pure (not tap) water?
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Re: nitrate level

Postby suvattii2012 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:40 pm

Not on hand nope. I have some de-irnoised water in bottles for triops though.
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Re: nitrate level

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:47 pm

Check against that. Nitrate should definitely be 0 there.
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Re: nitrate level

Postby suvattii2012 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:54 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Check against that. Nitrate should definitely be 0 there.



Yeah just did one and both no2 & no3 was 0
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Re: nitrate level

Postby bertie 83 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:12 pm

Hmmm. So the tests work.
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