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    Thanks for all the help! I rinse the viles with warm water after every test but I'll do a better job cleaning them before I test tonight. I think that's the problem but I won't know until I test later tonight. As far as the kit being out of date I got it new directly off amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limming
    Thanks for all the help! I rinse the viles with warm water after every test but I'll do a better job cleaning them before I test tonight. I think that's the problem but I won't know until I test later tonight. As far as the kit being out of date I got it new directly off amazon.
    Do as LH suggests

    When YOU got the kit has nothing to do with when it was produced or how long it sat around, Check the numbers to eliminate the possibility. LOL - I do post it a lot but only because lots of people don't even know it can happen.
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    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Test your tap water, high nitrates do occur from time to time.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    Redid the test and they were down to 20 ppm. I'm in the middle of getting a few more plants. Any other suggestions for keeping my nitrates in check?

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    Water changes are the best way. There are other methods, stuff to put in the filter, special filters, algae scrubbers, but nothing is as healthy for your fish, easy to do, or as cheap as, the clean water you put in the tank with a simple water change.
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    +1 to Mommy1; clean water is the best solution; I assume your source water is nitrate free?

    Chemical absorbers are a bad idea - they cost $$ and that must be done for then on.

    Scrubbers (after initial cost) are free and consume many organics besides nitrates and phosphates but still require water changes and some maintenance (clean out the algae once a week.) Since water changes also cost money (if one uses city water and need prime), a scrubber does have an up side in reducing water change volume hence reducing costs in the long run.
    Last edited by Cermet; 12-31-2012 at 12:43 PM.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

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