Put frogbits, mini water lettuce in the tank. Should help.
Another problem is I tried frogbits and lettuce in the past but most of them died. I only on the light maybe 3 - 4 hours at night.
How long have your tank been setup?
Since late December 2011..
Please provide Tank parameters, Plant list, fauna list, a picture of the tank will be helpful
Correct me if i am wrong, your tank NO3 should be around 20(colour from picture may differs)... What shrimp are you keeping? mine is 40 with FR,Yamato and Malayan ...no problem at all
To reduce No3 immediately, do a simple WC.
to reduce NO3 using plants
- add in fast growing stem plants like hornwarts, rotala series like rotala indica, polyspermas...
- add floating plants like frogbits, duckweeds, salvania etc
my tank's no3 was down to 0 after 2 weeks of introducing these nitrate suckers.
Note all plants need at least 6-8 hours of light, best is continuous for 8 hours straight. Some people even go for 10 hours straight but it depends on individual.
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Here's the tank pic.
2 tier tank supported by 1 canister + chiller with overflow pipe which a bro here help me to do.
PH 6, Ammonia 0, NO2 0, 24 degs.
One way is like all the above suggestion or you try distill water change like 2 times a weeks. Its likely due to high ammonia contribution. I use distill water to to reduce it down before.
Add frog bits , hornworts which the bros here will be glad to give and reduce feeding nitrate should drop
Okay.. Will try to do some WC..
Use the distil water. You can get it cheap from NTUC (Life), Shop and Save (House Brand).
Get at least 4 bottles, use the red market trolley to push it back home. They are 1.5L each.
Thanks.. Can I do often or once a week or?
This article may be useful to you. Whether for new read up but I suspect you should be just revising.
Well. im pretty new to this hobby as well, but i would believe a water change would be useful. Plus maybe add afew more low maintenance plants such as the various mosses which would help to take in the nitrate.=)