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Old 12-13-2009, 09:07 PM   #121
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Great, I knew you could do it! NOW BACK TO MY REGULAR TANK MAINTENENCE!!!
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:13 PM   #122
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thats awsome, LOL!
I am not there yet, still wanna hit zero and then the hard part starts staying at zero!
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:41 PM   #123
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Nitrates are back up to 10ppm, I don't understand what is causing the bouncing back and forth? I am doing 2 20g water changes a week, I am cleaning the skimmer cup each time. I am not disturbing the sand by vaccum. I just can't figure it out. I make my water on Wed and Thursday for a Sunday water change and on Sunday I make my water for a Wed or Thursday water change. I check the nitrates in the new water just before I do the water change and its always zero!
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:50 PM   #124
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well I have been out of town and have not done a water change since last Tuesday and my Nitrates are at 5ppm. Maybe just maybe i am winning the battle?
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:00 PM   #125
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Heck, 10 ppm is still very good IMO. You were winning then. 5 is a bonus.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:07 PM   #126
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20g water changes every few days except during the holidays, I did a water chaneg aster I tested and going out of town till Sunday again so it will be intresting to see what the Nitrates are when I get back
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was at the beach last week so one week with no water change and Nitrates are staying below 10ppm bouncing between 5 and 8ppm. I will keep up the 20g water changes and see how low I can get it!
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:13 PM   #128
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Update!!!!!

I have nor done a water change in over a week since last Wed. and my nitrates are holding at 2ppm! Oh Yeah!!!!!!
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:06 AM   #129
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You should use RO water. You could go to a multi-chamber sump or add a canister to the mix. The other thing is to consider using a denitrator like
Aquaripure Nitrate Filter
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bavass, I do think you got it under control. Good for you... you did not give up and now it's just a matter of keeping up the water changes.
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