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Old 04-12-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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PH = 8.2ish Ammonia = 0ppm to .25ppm Nitrite = 0ppm Nitrate = 20-40ppm so close probably in between. Salinity = 1.023 to 1.024 Phosphates = .25

2 Blue Damsels with Gold Tails
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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Really nice! I can't believe your crab is out there like that. Mine is such a chicken! Corals look good!
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Thanks Kristy, my stinking Duncan though, still can't figure out why it is retracted like that.
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Nitrates are very high for a reef tank. You need to bring them down.
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Nitrates are very high for a reef tank. You need to bring them down.
I agree I try to keep my nitrates below 5 ppm as much as I can
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I did a water change last Saturday what ways can I bring down. Clean chambers out in biocube? How to clean out any tips?
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Definitely agree on keeping the nitrates below about 5. If you have anything in your chambers that traps old food and detritus, it needs to be cleaned on a very regular basis.

How often do you feed, how much at a time, and do you rinse the food?

How often are you doing your water changes, and how much at a time?
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So in the Biocube there are 3 chambers, have heater in the 1st chamber and obviously water that gets sucked in. Chamber 2 is the media basket with Poly, then Purigen Chemipure going on down. 3rd chamber is the Pump. I clean out regularly, but never took the water out of these chambers. I do water changes ever 7 days doing 5 gallons each time for this 29 gallon tank. I feed once per day in the morning flake food.
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You could cut down on feeding. I know feeding is fun, but twice a week would be enough and help control waste.
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