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Old 12-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Nitrates

So I have super high nitrates I can't seem to figure out what's causing them. I have a 80 gallon reef tank with a refugium and a protein skimmer. I did a 25 gallon water change a couple of days ago and my nitrates are still between 60-80. How long should I wait before doing another water change. I began using purigen and I have stopped feeding so things can settle down. Do any of you guys know what else I can do an when will it be safe to do anther water change
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Are you doing water changes with rodi water?

And you already have an existing thread. No need to open another.
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Yes I do water changes bi weekly
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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Yes I do water changes bi weekly
With rodi or tap water?
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I use rodi or saltwater from my local fishstore
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #6
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Then up your water changes to twice a week or more till you get nitrates under control.
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Yeah I'm just looking for a quick fix to get them to an acceptable level I'm at 80 and loosing corals. What about vodka dosing
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Yeah I'm just looking for a quick fix to get them to an acceptable level I'm at 80 and loosing corals. What about vodka dosing
Have you done any back to back water changes on consecutive days? It has worked better reducing nitrates in my experience than waiting a day or two. When my nitrates go up I do 10-15 percent water changes two days in a row and that helps a lot.
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Wow really i was always told to wait a few days after doing a large water change.
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Who told you that? Your lfs?
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