Originally Posted by shootingmaggots
Quick question I did a test on my nitrate levels and they seem to be reading at a 0ppm. Is this bad? If so how could I fix this. Used the api freshwater test kit.
How long has the tank been setup, tank size, number of livestock, number and species of live plants, if any, water temp, type of filter and filter media care, how much and how often on the water changes and additives used.
With the API nitrate test-be sure and shake, bang on the table and shake some more on the #2 reagent-it tend to settle and can give false results-Also, follow the time line on shaking between drops and reading results to the "T" to avoid user error.