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by Blockhead
Tue May 19, 2020 22:16 pm
Forum: New to Fishkeeping
Topic: Nitrate level
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Nitrate level

Thanks for the advice! Will get myself some pothos in due course. Can you start with as little as one leaf? Someone told me you can use spider plants and the Swiss cheese plant which has lots of root tubers. Has anyone heard this?
by Blockhead
Tue May 19, 2020 18:05 pm
Forum: New to Fishkeeping
Topic: Nitrate level
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Nitrate level

Thanks a lot for the advice. Feeling much more optimistic now!
by Blockhead
Tue May 19, 2020 16:01 pm
Forum: New to Fishkeeping
Topic: Nitrate level
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Nitrate level

I just had an after thought and wonder if Seachem Purigen might be the solution to getting the nitrate down?
by Blockhead
Tue May 19, 2020 15:53 pm
Forum: New to Fishkeeping
Topic: Nitrate level
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Nitrate level

Hi. Looks like I'm going to be moving back up to London for work. I see the area where I could be living has a nitrate level of 32 and a DGH of 14. I am still planning a future setup and wonder if the nitrate level is too high? This would be a fairly heavily planted tank. Phosphate level is not give...
by Blockhead
Sun Apr 19, 2020 18:50 pm
Forum: New to Fishkeeping
Topic: Nitrate level in local tap water
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Nitrate level in local tap water

Hi,

The local water authority where I live in Bristol, says the tap water nitrate level is 11 mg per litre.

I just wondered if this is an ok level for fish keeping, where nitrate levels are measured in parts per million?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Cheers,

Dom :)
by Blockhead
Wed Mar 25, 2020 21:37 pm
Forum: The Planted Aquarium
Topic: Using phosguard in a planted tank?
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Using phosguard in a planted tank?

Hi, I'm still weighing up the problem of having high (2ppm) phosphate in my tap water. Has anyone used phosguard in a planted tank and with successful plants? If you have high phosphates, eg 2ppm, and have a successful tank set up, please do let me know how you manage your tank to keep algae away. I...
by Blockhead
Mon Mar 23, 2020 17:29 pm
Forum: The Planted Aquarium
Topic: How to give phosphates to your plants
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: How to give phosphates to your plants

Hi Stephen,

If your situation is similar to mine, with high phosphate levels in your tap water. Have you had a lot of algae break outs in your tank or has your feeding of plants with low fertiliser and carbon, encouraging plant growth, kept the algae away?
by Blockhead
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The Planted Aquarium
Topic: How to give phosphates to your plants
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: How to give phosphates to your plants

I've only just understood your last paragraph, about plants naturally keeping the levels of phosphate down.

Does this mean you need to have quite a lot of plants in the tank to increase the uptake of phosphate?
by Blockhead
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: The Planted Aquarium
Topic: How to give phosphates to your plants
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: How to give phosphates to your plants

Thanks a lot for your answers. Doesn't a high phosphate level in the tank of say 2 ppm cause lots of algae.

I thought it was necessary to remove the phosphate with something like phosguard to stop the algae? :)
by Blockhead
Sun Mar 22, 2020 22:00 pm
Forum: The Planted Aquarium
Topic: How to give phosphates to your plants
Replies: 6
Views: 161

How to give phosphates to your plants

Hi, I am planning a 240 litre planted tank. I live in Bristol, where the water has high phosphates of 2 ppm. I plan to use a phosphate remover like seachem phosguard. I know plants need phosphate, so I was just wondering how they will get there dose of phosphate if there is something in the tank rem...