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    So I have well water and the nitrates are high as well as the ph, so doing multiple water changes try to lower it in my tank... not helping. Is there something I can use that will help with that? I don't have a lot of money and I really don't think I can buy all the water I would need. This is a 50 - 55 gallon tank, I have been changing close to 5 gallons every day or two until I tested the water going in. I just like having fish and never really looked into why it always comes to having only a few in my tank. Right now I have two Columbia red fin tetras and a rosy barb, pretty sad but I didn't want to add more until my water was good. :( Thank you

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    What test kit are you using?...how high is the ph and trAtes?
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    Add golden pothos to the the tank, with the leaves above the waterline. It's only about $2-3 per plant.



    You could try a nitrate resin that is rechargeable, but it would be best to get another filter like an HOB to house that.
    http://brightwellaquatics.com/products/nitratrt.php

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    I am using a api freshwater master kit and I may have been wrong, I checked again and it was fine so I just did a larger water change, my tank is old and I let it go for a bit, now I am paying for it I guess. My test on the aquarium water says about 80 ppm for nitrates, and about 8.2 for ph, the other two test (ammonia and nitrite come back 0 ppm so I guess I will just keep doing water changes and I am going to look for the golden pothos because I think they look good, and they may help keep in down in the future? I hope. Thank you for responding I appreciate it.
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    Use Seachem Prime as your water conditioner, it will render nitrAtes non-toxic for a given amount of time.

    What is the trAte level of the well water?
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    Not sure I am posting the correct way but in my last reply I included that I had messed up somehow because testing the second time my water shows no nitrates so I am changing a bit more water at a time now. I did approximately 5 before and now I do 10 every other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koldham View Post
    I am using a api freshwater master kit and I may have been wrong, I checked again and it was fine so I just did a larger water change, my tank is old and I let it go for a bit, now I am paying for it I guess. My test on the aquarium water says about 80 ppm for nitrates, and about 8.2 for ph, the other two test (ammonia and nitrite come back 0 ppm so I guess I will just keep doing water changes and I am going to look for the golden pothos because I think they look good, and they may help keep in down in the future? I hope. Thank you for responding I appreciate it.
    Koldham
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    Not sure I am posting the correct way but in my last reply I included that I had messed up somehow because testing the second time my water shows no nitrates so I am changing a bit more water at a time now. I did approximately 5 before and now I do 10 every other day.
    No problem.

    Your tank trAtes were 80 PPM when you tested, I was just curious if the well water tested for 0 trAtes, from the above replies

    BTW, well water can be VERY hard, with lots of dissolved minerals...I recommend the purchase of an inexpensive TDS meter, to see just how hard your well water may be...an API gh/kh test kit would be most useful when using well water, too
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    Yes the well water tested showed 0, and it does have some minerals and such. Stains things. I will look into a TDS meter, after I google it to see what it is lol. Thank you.

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    You don't need pothos or the nitrate resin then. Just do enough water changes to bring the nitrates down in your tank.

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