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Old 06-14-2005, 08:24 PM   #11
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I had this issue when I first set up my tank and it takes a while for the trates to fall when they are this high. I would do a water change every two or three days til you start to see a difference. Every change you do is diluting it a little, just keep at it.

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Could be, but would a small snail or crab have that effect?

Both of the large Turbo Snails are fine, as well as the shrimp and cucumber.

I will just try a bigger pwc...i need the practice anyway.

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PWC only dilute the nitrates. You have to do a LARGE change to have a noticable effect on the nitrate level. From there you should do a 10% (at least) weekly to keep nitrates down (until the bacteria develop to take care of the nitrates).

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