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Old 04-24-2014, 09:41 PM   #11
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And also... Do nitrates evaporate into the air with the water? Or stay in the tank?

Because I have to top my tank off every week with 10g of water.
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oh that i'm not too sure of but i would invest in an ro unit or an ro/di unit it will cut the nitrates to 0 and you wont have that issue any longer
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:45 PM   #13
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Water evaporates, but nothing else will. Yes, nitrate from your tap would definitely cause your levels to rise. Additionally, some slight die off may have occurred during your move, and that will eventually convert to n3

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Ok, how often should I be doing water changes then, I have caulpera macroalgae and the biggest protein skimmer I've ever seen($600+$150pump)
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Should I do anything suddenly to the tank? Or just chill and slowly kill of the nitrates with my water changes.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:22 PM   #16
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Your not going to lower them unless you start using ro/di other wise you just keep adding them through your wc's.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:24 PM   #17
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I know... What I'm saying is
Should I do a big 20g water change now?... Or just keep doing my regular water changes...

With RO/DI water
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Are you checking the tds of your tap water?
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Get a TDS meter on line. Nevertheless, you will surely expect high tds in tap water.
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