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High Nitrates

Welearn

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Hi, I need some advice. My 3gallon globe has just gone through a cycle Ammonia Nitrite cycle, my nitrates are reading 30ppm I use the jBl test kits, my question is when is the best time to do a water change ? Do I need to do smaller changes? Or a large one? Thanks 😊
 

lilirose

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The solution to high nitrates is either more large water changes, more plants, or both. I'd be doing at least 50% changes every week in a tank that size. You might need to do them even more often than that if your nitrates get too high.

In a 3 gallon I'd say there is no point in changing less than 50% of the water when you do a change. It won't harm the cycle, which lives in the filter, not in the water.
 

Welearn

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Thank you very much for your response :)very much appreciated. I will definitely go for 50% water change and keep a check on the parameters 👍
 

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