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Old 01-24-2014, 03:29 AM   #1
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Advice needed please

I have had my tank running for 9 months with no problems but my nitrate has suddenly gone through the roof the tank is a 55g with 15 fish in. 3 of them are around 6 inch the rest are 3 inch or smaller. I normally do a 40% water change a week and have no problem. What should I do? Is it just a case of do lots of smaller water changes or can I be doing something else to help. Fyi I have 2 external filters running at 2000 lph and have not added any fish for around 4 months

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Have you slacked on changes ? I'd do daily water changes until the number gets under control.
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Old 01-24-2014, 05:48 AM   #3
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No not at all but I will do a daily one until it's under control

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Did you replace the filter media? Rinse media in tap water? Did you do any major rearranging of decor? Forget water conditioner?
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Old tank syndrome maybe? This link offers an explanation for why you might be seeing high nitrates, and how to solve the problem/prevent it from happening again.

http://www.myaquariumclub.com/old-ta...rome-4144.html
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Did you replace the filter media? Rinse media in tap water? Did you do any major rearranging of decor? Forget water conditioner?
Non of the above

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