water changes water changes water changes water changes water changesbarbarian206 said:i have the same problem but I've tested the nitrates in my tap water and it was zero i only have 8 fish in my 55 gallon tank and change the filter material a week ago and still it is at 40ppm I've added phos-x to the material i will be testing it this weekend i hope it goes well :thumb:
What? NO.jaync said:sounds like your filters and tank is too clean, you need to get a very healthy colony of bacteria in there to keep control of the nitrates. I used to clean my tank and filter more often and do water changes on a weekly basis but the nitrates never seemed to go down. When I started just doing water changes and keep the filters dirty it kept the nitrate very low. Works for me.