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Old 12-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #21
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Note to self.. Pink dotted gobies eat Nassarius Snails shell and all lol. I just feed him wtf. Poor guy only lasted 4 hrs smh.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #23
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Hey guys any opinions on lighting systems? I need to buy a new one would like some recommendations ifvyou have any. As of right now I have a fish only with a few mushrooms but would like to get into corals. In case you forgot I have a 30 gallon.
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1 taotronic LED unit from ebay will do ya. I'd suggest not getting the 90 degree optics so you get a better spread over your 30 gallon. I have 2 on my 55 and love them. Under $200...
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Not cleaning your filter for months would certainly cause a high number, it's not like freshwater! If your using a canister on a salt tank you need to be cleaning it at least once a week to avoid waste build up. As mentioned before, your beneficial bacteria live In your rocks and the canister is just holding waste and putting it back in your system. I can remember if you use a protein skimmer? If so I would just remove the canister and if not, I would get one and remove the canister you will still need to do weekly water changes which I assume you do already? Def do a couple of big ones back to back now, if that is a true nitrate reading it's pretty high!
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Not cleaning your filter for months would certainly cause a high number, it's not like freshwater! If your using a canister on a salt tank you need to be cleaning it at least once a week to avoid waste build up. As mentioned before, your beneficial bacteria live In your rocks and the canister is just holding waste and putting it back in your system. I can remember if you use a protein skimmer? If so I would just remove the canister and if not, I would get one and remove the canister you will still need to do weekly water changes which I assume you do already? Def do a couple of big ones back to back now, if that is a true nitrate reading it's pretty high!
No protein skimmer or canister. I have a aqua clear 40-70gal filter with the sponge, carbon and pellets combo. I'm definitely doing the water changes the next few days I did one today and I'll do another tomorrow.
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Ah is that an internal filter?
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Ok guys so I did two water changes and clean the filter of waste in the last 6 days and its still same. I'm going to do one more water change to see if it helps. I'm thinking its the test kit that's the issue and not the water. Anyone know what a good test kit to get is? I'm using API's now and I've gotten two bad kits so they are out .
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Did you have a LFS test your water for a second opinion?

Something is causing the nitrates. Doing a water change and the numbers staying the same does not make sense. Maybe test the water you are adding prior to putting it in and see if that comes up nitrate- free.
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