What is nitrate? Nitrite is oxidised into Nitrate (chemical
symbol NO3) by nitrobacter, filtration bacteria. Excessive levels
of nitrate in an aquarium are responsible for poor fish colouration,
lehtargy, a failure to breed, and excessive algae growth. In
seawater, high nitrates are also responsible for stunted coral
The table below is a rough guide to tolerable nitrate readings.
refer to a reference book for specifics.
Waterlife nitrate test gives a colour reading within 6 minutes,
indicating nitrate levels.
Range covered 0 to 200 mg/l.
to do should a reading occur?
Check you are not overfeeding. Carry out an immediate 25% partial
water change, (using Waterlife Haloex) to dilute the nitrate.
Add more live plants. In freshwater, nitrate can be removed
with Waterlife's Nitraway.
for marine, tropical freshwater and coldwater aquaria.
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