Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eagan, Minnesota
My tank consistently has nitrates 20-40ppm according to the API Test kit. I use the gravel vac weekly on a 50% WC and clean my canister filter out about once a month. I have lot of plants, including giant hygro which was marketed to me to be a "nitrate buster." It's doing well (as are all of my other plants), but still have higher nitrates. My fish are fine though and I'm not worried. My mom has nitates off the charts in her tank and her angelfish spawn every two weeks...I don't think nitrates are that much of an issue compared to nitrItes and ammonia...