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Old 04-24-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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Nitrate

I have a 165g tank that has water,Liverock, and livesand that I switched over from my old 110g that had been running for the longest time ever.

My nitrates when I had the 110g was at about 10ppm,

Now my nitrates have slowly started to increase... They have almost reached 20ppm now

I have pulsing xenia, mushrooms, leather, toadstool, purple xenia, and chalice corals.

My livestock is a mandarin goby, and A lawnmower blenny I caught while diving

I am receiving either a 4" regal tang or a 6" blonde Naso tang on Friday.

So I would like to have my problem solved by them.

Any help needed thanks.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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the only thing you can do to bring down nitrates is doing large water changes with ro/di or or the very least ro water
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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Every time I do a water change the nitrates go up though so that isn't relevant.
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what type of water are you using to do water changes? if its ro/di water when was the last time you changed the filters on it?
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I use my own water and my filters are a 80g refugium.
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no i meant are you using an ro/di filter to filter the water? the nitrates have to be coming from somewhere if its tap water you are using that could be the issue
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Ok thanks
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I don't have an RO/DI filter.
So I have to use tap and condition it myself.

But I checked my tap water measurements from the city and we are #1 water quality in the US

and the nitrates are only like .2
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i think you found your answer
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:18 PM   #10
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You think that .2ppm is slowly adding up?
Do you know if it's per gallon?
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