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Old 04-28-2013, 01:20 AM   #11
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Test fresh water for nitrate to eliminate cause of problem. How old is your tank?
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:25 AM   #12
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What type of test kit? API does total nitrate 40 would be around 10.
With 5x2 gal pwc a week which is 25% that means nitrate would just go down to 30 while it keeps on increasing by whatever causing it. That means your water change is not going to solve problem.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #13
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Read the API directions for testing nitrates the dividing by 4.4 should be in there. Marco algae is best if you can't check out some purigen or the like.
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Tank is a little over a year old. I mix my own saltwater so before I did a water change I tested the new water and nitrates were at 0
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Overfeeding and dead cuc in tank can increase nitrate level
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So feed every other day? And my cuc I sometimes can't help that my crabs will kill my snaisl and not see it
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:45 AM   #17
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You will still have nitrates until you get something other than water changes to take it out.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:25 AM   #18
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What filtration are you using?
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Crabs and snails will not lower nitrates.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #20
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@bavass Im just using an hob skimmer. Also I wasn't saying that my cuc will lower my nitrates I was asking if when they die will they raise my nitrate levels
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