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    How much nitrate (from the reduction of ammonia) do you think that 10 medium sized angels produce? (in a 65 gallon aquarium).

    I am asking because my nitrate level in a heavily planted tank (lights + CO2) never seems to drop below 10 ppm. I don't have to add any nitrate. The plants are green and growing and I am wondering if the angels are producing all of the nitrogen the plants need ??

    I do feed the angels heavily (blood worms, high protein = lots of urea?)

    Seems odd that the plants are not taking up all of the nitrate like they use to....
    65 gallon high
    CO2 injected
    Two Eheim 2217's
    Aqualight 2x96 compact
    7600 K fluorescent
    2 6500K T12 fluorescent
    10 marble/dark veil angels
    A guppy
    A Pleco
    Two Alby cats
    A bunch of algae shrimp eaters
    and one 500g Discus show tank

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    thanks for good advice - hobbs   ROADTRIP! - Drumachine09   We'll need a case of these for the roadtrip, got the humvee waitin. lol - cocoa_pleco   NO plants = Sour grapes  LOL - hobbs   Wooden Spoon Protection! - Drumachine09   

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scuba Guy
    How much nitrate (from the reduction of ammonia) do you think that 10 medium sized angels produce? (in a 65 gallon aquarium).

    I am asking because my nitrate level in a heavily planted tank (lights + CO2) never seems to drop below 10 ppm. I don't have to add any nitrate. The plants are green and growing and I am wondering if the angels are producing all of the nitrogen the plants need ??

    I do feed the angels heavily (blood worms, high protein = lots of urea?)

    Seems odd that the plants are not taking up all of the nitrate like they use to....
    5-10 ppm is enough nitrate for plants to grow well without having too much nutrients that can lead to algae, so if you are at 10ppm, then all the better, since you won't have to dose it :)
    Foshizzle.

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