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What Should The Nitrate Level Be In A Fish Tank?

I remember how every time I tested my aquarium water, I kept asking myself if the nitrates were too high. As I knew they have different toxicity than ammonia and nitrites, I kept feeling confused when I got results like 10, 20, and 30ppm. Ideally, aquarium water nitrate should be kept under 20ppm. Nitrates are …

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What Will Remove Nitrates From Aquarium Water?

A positive nitrate test is pretty common in home aquariums, and it immediately raises one question: what can actually remove it? As I asked this question so many times in the past, I decided to gather everything that I know into one article. These are the main ways to remove nitrates from aquarium water: Water …

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Aquarium Nitrate vs. Nitrite: Differences, Toxicity, & More

Many aquarists know that nitrates and nitrites are bad for an aquarium, but not everyone knows the differences between the two. As I asked myself these questions many times before, I decided to gather all the relevant information into one article. These are the general differences between nitrates and nitrites in aquariums: Nitrate Nitrite Chemical …

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How To Test For Aquarium Nitrate: The Complete Guide

While most fish owners know that toxins like nitrate can be dangerous, not everyone knows how to test for it or how often to do so. Therefore, I decided to gather everything I know about this topic into one article. You can test your aquarium for nitrate by using a test kit. Most fish owners …

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Mystery Snail Eggs 101: Care, Stages, Fertilization & More

Even after years of experience, I acknowledge that raising mystery snail eggs can be challenging. That is especially true for those who are new to this hobby, as these little things raise tons of questions. Therefore, after a lot of trial and error, I decided to combine the most frequently asked questions into one article. …

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