Help with Red Sea Nitrates Test?

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Wife's shopping. I cant tell looks like maybe 10 to me just wanted someone to verify.
Been running around 15-20.
Second and third pair of eyes wouldnt hurt either way it's been a battle getting them back down and probably messing with us at this point.

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Let your eyes go out of focus when you look down at it. Then it should match one of the 4. Looking at it out of focus helps your brain ignore details and just see the broad tones.

I'd say its 20ppm for me, but its a photo.
 

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Wife's shopping. I cant tell looks like maybe 10 to me just wanted someone to verify.
Been running around 15-20.
Second and third pair of eyes wouldnt hurt either way it's been a battle getting them back down and probably messing with us at this point.

TIA
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15-20 is not bad at all. If the corals look good then no worries. If the numbers bother you a 50% water change will reduce nitrate by half
 
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15-20 is not bad at all. If the corals look good then no worries. If the numbers bother you a 50% water change will reduce nitrate by half
I recently Overdosed Nitrates in the system pretty bad. Had a faulty api kit. Just kept dosing and dosing N until finally got the Red Sea kit and it was fluorescent purple.
Anyhow after probably 150% water change over last month and experiencing a minor recycle. I'm afraid I cant do more at the moment.

Phosphates are bottoming out now. Should I be running them higher considering my N is so high?
Was sitting at .025 P before the overdose of N.
 

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Oh the important one;)... I’d keep your Ph level where it is and nitrates between 15-20ppm just don’t spike it ;). I owe ya a response on the tubs I got. This week has been bad for my reefing... I’ll message ya when I have a proper sit down at the computer. Happy 4th @LRT!
 
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Oh the important one;)... I’d keep your Ph level where it is and nitrates between 15-20ppm just don’t spike it ;). I owe ya a response on the tubs I got. This week has been bad for my reefing... I’ll message ya when I have a proper sit down at the computer. Happy 4th @LRT!
No worries @BighohoReef. Somethings telling me it's going to be epic already. Cant wait to see what you come up with
 
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