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high nitrite

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by hadog, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. hadog

    hadog Prolific Poster

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    What would cause a sudden increase in nitrate levels???? (other than adding ferts)
     
  2. Ian H

    Ian H Guru Class Expert

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    Re: high nitrite

    Inactive rotting plants and too high a stocking level for two.

    Ian
     
  3. GreenStuff

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    Re: high nitrite

    Dead fish?
     
  4. Laith

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    Re: high nitrite

    Your subject says Nitrite but in your message you ask about Nitrate...

    Which is it?
     
  5. hadog

    hadog Prolific Poster

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    Re: high nitrite

    Sorry I had a slight mis spelling and couldn't correct it all.
    It is nitrate.

    I discovered the problem......I was away for a week so the tank was low on NO3.....while away I picked up a bunch of stem plants...not having a lot of time I just placed them in the tank.....nitrates went through the roof....the plants were wrapped in a cloth that I assume was soaked in ferts.....leeched into the water and bang I get the high reading.. I have now removed the cloth and planted the plants properly...NO3 levels are dropping.

    Always something!!!
     
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