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Old 12-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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anemone help

I've had it for a month and its been looking good, now tonight it looks like its on its way out. I was told by my lfs to feed it once a week. I've been feeding it a combination of formula two, & mysis shrimp. Tank is 6 months old everything else looks healthy including the frags I have. Water is rodi weekly 10% water changes. Parameters as follows:

Salinity 1.026
ph 8.2
ammonia 0
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nitrate 40 which I know is a little high but was told in the past that that means the end of a cycle. Thanks for any help
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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I don't think your tank should be at the end of the cycle after being up for 6 months. That's to high for a tank that's 6 months old. Your nitrates are still to high. What is your feeding schedule for the fish you have. I would suggest more frequent water changes until you get those nitrates under 20. Although fish can deal with 40 nitrates, corals, etc. are much more sensitive.
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I don't think your tank should be at the end of the cycle after being up for 6 months. That's to high for a tank that's 6 months old. Your nitrates are still to high. What is your feeding schedule for the fish you have. I would suggest more frequent water changes until you get those nitrates under 20. Although fish can deal with 40 nitrates, corals, etc. are much more sensitive.
Feed every two days then three days a combination of mysis shrimp, pellet food, and algae or seaweed strips for my grazers.
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BTW my corals are thriving. They look better this week than ever. I just can't make any sense of it.
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I've had it for a month and its been looking good, now tonight it looks like its on its way out. I was told by my lfs to feed it once a week. I've been feeding it a combination of formula two, & mysis shrimp. Tank is 6 months old everything else looks healthy including the frags I have. Water is rodi weekly 10% water changes. Parameters as follows:

Salinity 1.026
ph 8.2
ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 40 which I know is a little high but was told in the past that that means the end of a cycle. Thanks for any help
Nitrates way to high for 6 month old tank anything over 20 is not good at all do you use macro? Ideally under 5 on nitrate is acceptable
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Nitrates way to high for 6 month old tank anything over 20 is not good at all do you use macro? Ideally under 5 on nitrate is acceptable
Not sure what macro is? So no I don't.
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Not sure what macro is? So no I don't.
Macro algae consumes nitrates so im assuming you dont have refugium? Do you use a sump?
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Macro algae consumes nitrates so im assuming you dont have refugium? Do you use a sump?
No sump. Canister filter with bio-chem zorb, chemi-pure, and ceramic rings
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Do you clean your canister those nitrates are building somewhere
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If you use a HOB filter you can also place it in there...
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