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Old 07-06-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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are nitrates a culprit?

Hey all,

I tested my nitrates and they were surpsingly up at 30-40. I have been doing water 10-15% water changes daily for two days and they have reduced to 15-20. I am doing this until they get to 0-5. Could the nitrates be a high contributor to my cyano? I am using Phosphate Sponge and have to change it out today. I not sure about placing snails due to the high level of nitrates. What do you think?
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Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
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No snails right now, they won't eat cyno anyway. Have you tested you water for phosphates? Have you tested the water your using as top off?
High nitrates, do you know why there high?
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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i was using bathtub water for my top-offs and i didnt change my water for about three months. im so stupid. I am using R/O water as i have learned my lessons about water quality. I thought that my tank was totally on autopilot with Chemi-Pure. again, so stupid
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TetraTec UV1 UV Sterilizer;Rio 50 Powerhead ;130w PC lighting;33 Lbs. of Tonga Branch LR;Nature's Ocean Live Sand (the bagged stuff)
Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
PH: 8.3
SG: 1.028;Temp: 79-84 degrees F (Adjusts throughout the day)
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