Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-22-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BLUEaquarium06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 677
High nitrates

This is killing me, I had rally high nitrates my last test and I have no idea why, now I'm trying to get them down and they will not go down, can anyone help? I cleaned the filter yesterday, and did a water change and got it down to 40, I just did another water change and it's still at 40

Sent from my SM-G900V using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
BLUEaquarium06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SeanMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,261
Did you check the water you use to make up your new salt water?


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
SeanMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:31 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CCXGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Liverpool, UK.
Posts: 1,090
What water are you using to make up the new mix?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
CCXGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:34 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BLUEaquarium06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 677
I'm using distilled, and I did test it, that's 0

Sent from my SM-G900V using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
BLUEaquarium06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:41 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
SeanMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,261
Could the test kit be suspect?


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________
SeanMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:43 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BLUEaquarium06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 677
I would assume no, because I just bought a new one, it doesn't expire until 2019, and it is reading the new mix at 0

Sent from my SM-G900V using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
BLUEaquarium06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:43 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
How old is your tank, what size, how many fish and how often do you feed?
__________________
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion". George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90w86...A434PW3gEa1-QA
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:52 PM   #8
Macro Addict
Community Moderator
 
54seaweed's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,523
when high phosphates and nitrates are present I always do back to back 50% water changes than 50% daily water change till its all gone usually takes like 3 days
__________________
Save
54seaweed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:54 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BLUEaquarium06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 677
It's a 20 gal, it's been running for about 9 months, I feed about every other day or more, it has 2 ocellaris clowns and an orchid dottyback


Sent from my SM-G900V using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________
BLUEaquarium06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2015, 04:55 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BLUEaquarium06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 677
My test is reading phosphates just about 0

Sent from my SM-G900V using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
BLUEaquarium06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ate, high nitrate, high nitrates, nitrate, nitrates

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cycling help - High nitrates, high pH jsnuffaluff Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 6 03-19-2015 12:52 AM
Are Nitrates Good or Bad? What are Nitrates? munoza Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 12-18-2013 05:06 PM
cycling my tank, how high is too high for nitrates? boojumsnark25 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 2 01-26-2007 10:02 AM
High Ca and High Alk and HIGH pH! dansemacabre Saltwater Reef Aquaria 20 07-07-2004 10:35 PM
High Nitrates And the Best way to lower Nitrates Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 11-29-2003 07:40 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.