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Old 06-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #11
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All inhabitants contribute to your bioload. Cucs also need food to survive. Even corals excrete waste. It means it needs diligence to physically remove byproducts such as nitrates.
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I believe u need a sump?
I would love one but it just not possible for me to do
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All inhabitants contribute to your bioload. Cucs also need food to survive. Even corals excrete waste. It means it needs diligence to physically remove byproducts such as nitrates.
I try to remove as much as I can are you saying I need more clean up crew?
Also it was fine befor the move
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How often do you change the filter? Stuff will build up in there rapidly and it will become a nitrate factory if it is not removed on a regular basis. By regular, we are talking weekly, possibly even every few days.

CUC still adds to the bioload. Fish put out waste...CUC eats waste...CUC puts out waste...you still have waste at the end of the equation. Waste equals nitrates. Its usually better filtration or better maintenance of that filtration that ends up lowering levels.
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