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Old 01-24-2010, 07:39 PM   #131
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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
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The first thing I did was remove the canister filter I had. I am currently using a tap water purifier which is ok does give me 0 Nitrates. I am planning on getting a RO/DI 4 chamber purifier in the near furture
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:43 PM   #132
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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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I hope so! I did have 2 Green Chromis's die on me in the last few weeks not sure why! I think my Biocolor Psuedachroma might have had something to do with it. I have planted some macro algae in the tank and added a few red mangroves to the overflow that now has roots growing. I am planning on getting more fomr John at Reefcleaners.org as soon as he gets everything in that I want to order. Hopefully will bring it down to 0 and help keep it there!
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:59 PM   #133
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Nice job.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:52 PM   #134
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just ordered a RO/DI and added more Macro's so hopefully it will come down more!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:39 PM   #135
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I have done 1 25g Water change with the water from the RO/DI man this thing is nice!!! Nitrates did not drop much still at 5ppm. Tested water coming out Nitrates 0 and Phosphates 0 much better than the Tap Water Purifier I was using!
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:08 PM   #136
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Got to love RO/DI Nitrates are down 2ppm
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:38 PM   #137
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On my second week of doing 2 5g water changes and so far the Nitrates are staying around 2-5ppm. I am doing one on Sunday and one on Thursday every week! I have also started using Seachem Reef Salt instead of Coralife.
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I think my live rock is leaching Nitrates they are back up to 5ppm after a 15g water change to bring down and I have Cyano covering my overflow and some on the back glass. I guess I will try a phosban reactor with Seachem De-Nitrate and see if that will bring them down. I have been doing 2 5g water changes a week for a month now. I did add the new light fixture about a month ago. I was hoping that was causing the algae but it would have burned off by now if it was from the lights. I might get 2 Phosban Reactors one for De-Nitrate and one for Phosphates even tho its reading 0 still may be there since I have cyano. Onething is for sure something is there. Really makes me mad I have worked my but off to get this tank running nice. Any advice?
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I personally would not fret over 5 ppm. Mine vary from 0 to 5 and I`m happy with that. What are your phosphate readings?
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Phosphates are 0 but with the Cyano in the tank it could be giving false readings on both.
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