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Old 03-15-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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nitrate levels to high

I have a 55gal tank, with 70 pounds of live rock. tank has been up for almost a yr. my nitrate levels wont stay down. every two weeks i am changing 20 gal of water. current levels are at around 80 ppm. what am i doing wrong.?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:31 PM   #2
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Not sure....why not try putting some cheato in? Do u have a skimmer?
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Also, check the date on whatever you are using to test
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yes i have a octupus protein skimmer for a 90 gal tank
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:33 PM   #5
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Ok then that's not the problem!, how bout those test strips/liquid?
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I have crushed coral for my sub. thinking of switching to all sand. would this help.?
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both types.. i use the quick dip strips plus i have a liquid tester also. both show the same.
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Can't help you there sorry, you have a CUC and all? What do you have for fish? Any? And your test strips work fine too...hmm
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current fish are 2 clown, 1 hippo tang, 1 foxface, 1 fire goby, 1 six line wrasse, plus 2 little girl fish i think are called chromos or something..
what is a CUC?
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i meant to little green fish. ha sorry
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