Keeping nitrates low in a discus GBR tank

Nitrate creep; weekly rate of nitrate production; how to keep nitrates super low with no extra bio-media. Links to Cyberaquarist video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBKReE2KDp8 Link to Dan Hiteshew video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTROoG83cIc

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Nitrate creep; weekly rate of nitrate production; how to keep nitrates super low with no extra bio-media. Links to Cyberaquarist video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBKReE2KDp8 Link to Dan Hiteshew video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTROoG83cIc

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Patrick Mitchell
Patrick Mitchell - 4 years ago
From one Okie to another I respect your knowledge and dedication for Discus. Unfortunately I have reached the conclusion that keeping them is a big pain in the ass.
Scuba Steve
Scuba Steve - 4 years ago
Ha, that's funny! Yup, a huge pain in the ass to keep!
AquaLady 420
AquaLady 420 - 6 years ago
My background is so bulky compared to yours!
Moutain Bike Mayhem
Moutain Bike Mayhem - 6 years ago
My tank has about 5ppm is that ok for Rams .
Young Tank
Young Tank - 6 years ago
I just sub you
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 6 years ago
No good way to lower nitrates except for lots of water changes and/or lots of plants! Steve, do you ever do further testing to supplement those strips? I'd be curious to see a bit more accurate nitrate number at the end of a week in that tank of yours?
Psy Tron
Psy Tron - 6 years ago
+Rich's Fishes Gonna add to this too, Removing dead plant matter too, adding essential plant minerals. Healthy plants grow more and propagate more. Noticed back when I did tetras when I was a beginning I had 80~ nitrates added some plants and a mirror to reflect the sun into the tank dropped that to 5~ nitrates in a few weeks without a water change. Had to trim the plants and add tap water to get minerals for the plants back in.
Rich's Fishes
Rich's Fishes - 6 years ago
understood and agreed!  so what kind of nitrate numbers are you actually seeing at the end of the week?
Antonio de Luca
Antonio de Luca - 6 years ago
Watching this sure helped a lot!
T Holz Aquariums
T Holz Aquariums - 6 years ago
I change 50% or more every day. Very low nitrates in my tank. I would be interested in that algae gone product Always have algae on my plants in my discus tank but I'm afraid to add any chemicals to the water
Nice video Steve!
Shaun's Fish Tanks
Shaun's Fish Tanks - 4 years ago
@ T Holz,,, easy algae removal is the use of Seachem Flourish excel.
T Holz Aquariums
T Holz Aquariums - 6 years ago
That 3D background is going to look great!
Joe Amazon
Joe Amazon - 6 years ago
Thanks for the video and shout out. Ro unit is running right now as I type and ready to do a 3 day water change 40-50 %. Added all Discus in my tank and the guy in the bottom of the totem pole is still hiding while the two new Discus including a 1.5 incher are all hanging out with the group already. Go figure. I guess they all have their own personalities.
Joe Amazon
Joe Amazon - 6 years ago
+Rachel La ebay or amazon.
Rachel La
Rachel La - 6 years ago
+Joe Amazon where do you buy the meds to deworm discus?
Joe Amazon
Joe Amazon - 6 years ago
Yes, that's what I've read. New Discus get a one time 3 day treatment of Fish Bendazole. I used it and I have noticed possible dead worm like substances in my tank after cleaning with my siphon vacuum. Not sure though, they can always be turds. I pick this up from Conway Stevens on here. Have you seen his stuff?
Joe Amazon
Joe Amazon - 6 years ago
+Scuba Steve Yes, they do eat from my hand. Their pretty hyper during feeding time. I usually wiggle some beef heart in the area of the runt in which he gladly pecks at. Nice backround. Gonna definitely add depth. You ever use de wormer?
DylansCoinsandFish
DylansCoinsandFish - 6 years ago
thanks for the info! keep it up!!
DylansCoinsandFish
DylansCoinsandFish - 6 years ago
btw i need to grow some algae for my otto lol

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Dan Hiteshew
Dan Hiteshew - 6 years ago
I'll bet most of my tanks produce more than 10ppm Nitrates per DAY, let alone week. Lol
I keep my tanks really well stocked and feed way too much though.
I was talking to a friend (professional) about Discuss and Nitrates the other day. I'll shoot some video about them soon. (been busy outside and with my Native Tank, summer project.)
Thanks for the shout out!
Do you have the "Hang Outs" app? contact me if you can. I wanna run some stuff by you before I shoot public video about it.
Dan Hiteshew
Dan Hiteshew - 6 years ago
+Scuba Steve I found a lot of Scuba Steve's, but not you. Am I in your circles? I'll make sure you're in mine.
 Hang outs will let us text chat privately, without having to know each other's phone number (it does a lot more, but that's how I use it)
IFG
IFG - 6 years ago
Steve have you ever tried Algae Gone by API? Its a good product and it doesn't affect your parameters
IFG
IFG - 6 years ago
Ok i will post one in a few days

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