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My Nitrate Levels

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by garrett97fish, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. garrett97fish

    garrett97fish Junior Poster

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    won't go above 0ppm. PH is 7.4. ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 0.

    It's 55 gallon tank which has been running more than 2 years but I turned in into a planted tank Jan 17th.

    I basically dose using the Seachem dosing chart for a 55 gallon tank omitting the iron. I have 2.36wpg lights 12,000k running 10 hours, I have 3 Anubias plants and some Myriophyllum heterophyllum, Myrio, Red, not many...my Buenos Aires Tetras (15) ate most, (I'm in the process of moving to another tank but in the process of cycling right now). Tetras also ate my micro sword, 2 days after planting. I also have 2 otto's, 3 Serpae Tetras, 1 Golden Gourami and two cory cats. I had Anacharis plants but the Buenos Aires Tetras ate my plants. I did remove a couple of pieces which are in my 10 gallon tank, but in my research I found the Excel melts Anacharis, so I guess I'll keep it in the 10 gallon quarantine tank which is running at 15W for 10 hours (using the Seachem dosing chart for 10 gallon, minus the iron and Excel).

    I have some algae, but not out of control.

    My Anubias are growing, I do have dark green spots on the plants which I probably have had for possibly 2 weeks, spots are not turning brown. Looks like chicken pox but only green.

    I began adding the doses for Trace, Potassium, and Phosphorous this week.

    Why can't I get my nitrate levels above 0ppm's?
     
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