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Old 03-28-2014, 07:57 PM   #31
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Good move. A few more water changes and you'll be right on track
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:42 PM   #32
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I sure hope so salt adds up lol
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:07 PM   #33
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In FW you could do a large water change as they could handle the change but in SW I have seen many a time that SW fish could not handle the big change. The Chemical makeup is not the same when you do a big change. Not disputing anyone just my experience. I don't ever do more than a 40% PWC.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:12 PM   #34
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I regularly do 50% water changes on all my tanks and have not had any issues, fingers crossed*** lol A few smaller changes is always a better option but if you really need to clean up the water a larger one shouldnt make too too much of a difference. This is my experience, your mileage may vary.
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Ya I'm going to do a 30 percent and that's 50 gallons lol so that's pretty much my max but it will be with all r/o water
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With ro water you will never resolve your high nitrate even how large your pwc is.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:51 PM   #37
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How do you resolve it then Jeff?
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If your tank is for fish only you just have to deal with higher nitrate of 40 ppm. Otherwise, an ro/di is the answer. However, since you still have the old substrate from where you bought the tank, your nitrate will stay high until the die off has settled down.
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I've had the aquarium for three months . And have Ben using tap water that's why I said a big wc with ro/di water
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Since you have only 2 clown fish and the rests are mushrooms, I would replace all the water but remove the fish before putting the new ro/di salt water with the same parameter as the old. Acclimate the fish to new water before returning to tank. This reduces stress to fish.
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