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Old 12-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #11
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No sump. Canister filter with bio-chem zorb, chemi-pure, and ceramic rings
If you have lr id take out the ceramic rings dont need them theyll produce nitrate
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:32 PM   #12
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Cleaned filter about a month ago and replaced all media. Looking back at all my tests from month to month treated have always been at least 20 just never a problem till now. Tank is a 90 gal. with about 100lb. Live rock and agronite.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:33 PM   #13
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Cleaned filter about a month ago and replaced all media. Looking back at all my tests from month to month treated have always been at least 20 just never a problem till now. Tank is a 90 gal. with about 100lb. Live rock and agronite.
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Ceramic media definitely will store nitrate( just saying)
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:39 PM   #15
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Ceramic media definitely will store nitrate( just saying)
Canisters notorious nitrate factory imo get rid of ceramics ideally go to a sump with fugi
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Ceramic media definitely will store nitrate( just saying)
My lfs said it was a better choice than bio balls. So in your opinion I should remove the rings since I have lr?
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Same thing nitrate factory
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:22 AM   #18
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If you're going to use a canister filter, you need to clean it well every week. That means squeezing out all sponges, and rinsing and shaking the ceramic rings. Clean these things in the old tank water from the pwcs every week. And don't ever change out all the media at once, it needs to be changed on a rotating schedule- I usually change 1 thing per week in my canister. If well maintained, a canister will not be a nitrate factory.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #19
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If you're going to use a canister filter, you need to clean it well every week. That means squeezing out all sponges, and rinsing and shaking the ceramic rings. Clean these things in the old tank water from the pwcs every week. And don't ever change out all the media at once, it needs to be changed on a rotating schedule- I usually change 1 thing per week in my canister. If well maintained, a canister will not be a nitrate factory.
Great! Thanks I was hoping for a solution without replacing my filter.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:30 AM   #20
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You stocked a nem too quick. Your tank parameters are not stable. Also what kind of lighting do you have on the 90? Nems in pristine water condition and high lighting, never need fed. Mu oldest nem is 7 years old and maybe gets a silver side once a month. High nitrates and maybe not enough lighting let your nem hang on for 6 months but they cant live in less than ideal water conditions long. Glad your other corals are doing good but that means nothing, corals/fish/animals all have different requirements. Just because 1 coral is doing good doesn't mean your tank is capable of supporting all corals.
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