Ben Ellison Posted April 26, 2022 Share Posted April 26, 2022 I recently moved a tank I had that wasn't really planted due to being gravel substrate to a larger sump experiment tank with eco complete like I run in my other tanks. I moved over some hornwort and some Anubis that was in the tank as well as some decorations and the livestock. The media was thoroughly cleaned with treated water to remove any waste I could reasonably get before placing it in the new sump. I then let it run and a couple days later the hornwort started dropping needles like crazy. So I tested the water and as I assumed everything was basically perfect since it was basically a brand new tank with cycled media added. Ph was 7.6 nitrate,amonia,nitrite where all undetectable. So I started to believe maybe the hornwort was starving. So I added 3 squirts of easy green. The tanks capacity is 75 gallon plus 20 gallons sump. Directions said 1 squirt per 10 so I assumed I was well u under 20 and just went on with my day. The following 4 days later I had a fish die that was under warranty so I returned it with a sample and the results come back and everything is perfect but nitrates which are around 100. I'm at a loss how this could of happened unless the hornwort needles could of raised it that much. It was a lot of needles that made it to the sump I tried to remove all that I could but they where everywhere. I'm gonna start water changes to bring the levels down just was wondering if anyone had any other idea what could of raised it so much? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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