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Old 11-10-2009, 06:47 PM   #101
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maybe I should just keep up the 25g once a week instead of 15g
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:43 PM   #102
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If that's 30 percent the answer is yes...
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:46 PM   #103
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30% would be about 20g. I will try that route
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:04 PM   #104
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still holding at 5-12ppm. Starting to get really frustrating. However new clean up crew from reefcleaners.com will be here Wed!
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:39 AM   #105
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So I added the clean up crew some sand stiring snails. 3 hours later nitrates are up to 15 ppm! Could that just be nitrates coming out of the sand from the snails digging around?
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:18 PM   #106
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OMG! Went to the VT vs NC State game this weekend got home today Nitrates are over 20ppm! WHAT THE H&^? I added a clean up crew Thursday! The only other thing I have done was not add any BioClean for 2 weeks. I guess I should add some more? What is going on? What should my next step be? I did add a few Macro Algaes to the tank, not enough to reduce but hoping they will grow to do so!
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:13 PM   #107
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I switched brands of Nitrate tests was using API and am trying Salifert now. With the API I was getting a reading of 10-15 now that I am using Salifert my readings are 20-25. Has anybody noticed that Salifert reads higher?
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I have not used Salifert so I can't help you there. I guess you would notice a slight increase in nitrate after adding the CUC as they break down DOC to a lesser toxic nitrate. Do another PWC and watch how much you feed.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:25 PM   #109
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I am feeding about every 3 days a little at a time let them eat everything then I will add a little more and so on. I did a 15g water change on Sunday and I am going to do a 20g tomorrow. I think I am going to conitinue that pattern till the Nitrates are 0. Gonna do 20g on Sunday and 20g on either Wed or Thursday evey week till 0
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I have been using a DSB for about 1 1/2 years now and after the first 6 months my nitrates have been undetectable. All I see is bubbles of nitrogen coming out of the sand as the hermit crab walks over the sand. Sometimes the nitrogen goes up into the hermits shell and he has to walk tip-toe untill the bubble finds it's way out of his shell. Very funny
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