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Nitrate test! how is that?

Discussion in 'Water Chemistry' started by jad, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. jad

    jad New Member

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    Hi,
    My system is 17 months old: 1000L, 70 tilapia and two GB.

    It seems that Nitrate test is strange to me, isn't it?

    PH: 8, Ammonia:0.25ppm, Nitrite:0 and Nitrate:0.

    By the way, plants and fish are good.
    Any opinion?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Robert123

    Robert123 Active Member

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    Plants are happy and eating the nitrates would be my guess. Surprised they aren't 5-10, but if all is well then smile :)

    P.S. pH & ammonia are on the edge. Maybe consider dropping the pH a tad.
     
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  3. jad

    jad New Member

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    Thank you Robert123!
    We should smile whatever happens ;)
    This Nitrate test tells me stop planting, but I have seedlings waiting.

    My system pH has never changed since the beginning.
     

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