Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-24-2014, 09:47 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
rushopkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel84 View Post
Unless you have 1.5-2 lbs per gallon, id keep the filtration you have and add a skimmer. Probably need to clean the canister more often, do larger mpre frequent water changes, feed less to get your nitrates in check.

I've heard that removing the pads from the canister can help. That they hold nitrates. Thoughts?
__________________

__________________
rushopkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:48 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Diesel84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 152
You need mechanical filtration because you dont have enough rock. Try cleaning your canister and pads weekly with RO water, and do 10-20% water changes weekly
__________________

__________________
Diesel84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2014, 09:51 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
rushopkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel84 View Post
You need mechanical filtration because you dont have enough rock. Try cleaning your canister and pads weekly with RO water, and do 10-20% water changes weekly

Thanks!
__________________

__________________
rushopkins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ate, nitrate, problem

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Total Nitrate VS Nitrate-Nitrogen ganiel Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 24 08-19-2012 12:09 AM
Possible Hydro Sponge Filter Problem? Big Problem or Little Problem? Frank15 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 7 03-05-2010 02:47 AM
Nitrate-Nitrogen or Total Nitrate johnkristie Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 06-11-2008 10:06 PM
nitrate problem + confused GrotesqueHybrid Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 9 03-09-2004 11:30 AM
Nitrate Problem Fresh Water Fre Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 11-01-2002 04:10 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.