high nitrate levels following salt treatment

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high nitrate levels following salt treatment

Postby Manty2 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:49 pm

I have 180 litre tank and have had a spate of whitespot, which has now been sorted following 3 weekly doses of aquarium salt and increasing tank temperature. Leading up to this I had a growing army of unwanted snails. All my readings are good but I am suffering from high nitrate 40 +. I am fairly new to the hobby but wondered if this could be due to snails dying following use of aquarium salt. Any thoughts? Cheers Manty
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Re: high nitrate levels following salt treatment

Postby Carylnz » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:32 pm

If there were a lot of snails it would affect things as they died off. Get as many of them out as you can and do daily water changes to bring the nitrates down.
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Re: high nitrate levels following salt treatment

Postby Manty2 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:23 pm

Many thanks
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