Can a dying Colt cause nitrate spike?

Travis L. Stevens

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Yes. Any time something dies and decomposes in the tank, the amino acids that make up all carbon based lifeforms will eventually break down into nitrates.


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okay, I bought a pink colt (quite beautiful) and a few pieces fragged off. Color began to fade slightly and nitrates started going up. Now despite NitraLock resin and carbon filter, nitrates still around 80-120 ppm. The Colt is not dead, not rotting, but I had to ask the question