Nitrate help

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Doing water testing and wondering what do you guys think it is.

Removed bio pellets a month ago. Thinking if I should put them on line or get a brick for more bacteria.

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I’d recommend another test kit for sure. I’ve always got failty tradings with api. It wasn’t consistent. I personally use Red Sea nitrate rest. I heard Salifert nitrate is also good
 

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The most appalling thing is that you are using API test kits LOL

20PPM isn’t the end of the world, in fact I know sucsessfull reefers that shoot for 25PPm... if that’s what your nitrate really is.

In my case, up to 60PPM at one point, NoPox worked wonders in just a few weeks.
 

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I’d recommend another test kit for sure. I’ve always got failty tradings with api. It wasn’t consistent. I personally use Red Sea nitrate rest. I heard Salifert nitrate is also good

I have been using Salifert for many years. Recently my Salifert ran out and I started using a Elos NO3 kit I had sitting around and I was very impressed with it.
 
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Thank you, I am trying to move away from
Biopellets im so tempted to put it back on lol gotta get a test kit. Bad timing due to holidays lol


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How desperate are you to reduce them? I just installed a sulfur denitrator and the thing is a beast at eating nitrates. Mine were above 40. Yes. I said 40 in a system with 180 gallons total water volume. 2 weeks later, at half to 20 and dropping.
 

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