When is the nitrate reading getting too High.

Shanie

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Hi guys,
what is the ideal range that the nitrate reading should stay at, in my 128litre Nano.
And wheni s the reading getting too high.
Thanks
Shane
 

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Nitrate - Never exceed 20 ppm, and should ideally be below 10ppm in reef setups

Nitrite must be kept below 0.05 ppm
 

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Nitrate, ideally, should be zero, but that is unlikely. In a nano it is very important to keep the params spot on, there is a very small water volume in a nano so it won't take much to tip the balance from a bit unpleasant to downright nasty.
 

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It depends on what live stock you have. For fish only and soft corals Nitrate of 100ppm would be tolerable, but not ideal.
 

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