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View Poll Results: How many nitrates accumulate weekly ?
0 - 5 ppm 7 63.64%
5 - 10 ppm 3 27.27%
10 - 20 ppm 1 9.09%
more than 20ppm 0 0%
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:22 AM   #1
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Nitrates per week

I'm sure we all measure our nitrates at least weekly. So I'm wondering how many ppm everyone gains weekly? This way we can determine if I'm overfeeding, stocking, etc.
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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I've had no detectable nitrates for the last 2 months...
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:26 AM   #3
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honestly i have not tested in months
main tests i run weekly are alk/ca
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:27 AM   #4
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How in the ****????? I can't get mine below twenty... and this last week I had it raise 20ppm...... I only feed once per day and about half a small cube of frozen food at a time.... should I feed less or less frequently ??????
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:35 AM   #5
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how deep is your sand ? what size tank and how many fish ?
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:37 AM   #6
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About 2" .... 60 gal....... check my profile.....
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:40 AM   #7
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still using the wet/dry ? if so thats your issue ! if not what skimmer are you using
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:45 AM   #8
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Ours used to climb 5 to 10 a week until we removed the filter floss from the filter. Now the skimmer and the live rock do a great job and ours never get over 5ppm. I only have to change the water every two weeks now. I love it.
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:51 AM   #9
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Maybe I should do that then...... I swapped the balls in the wet/dry for lr rubble.... maybe I should remove the floss....

As for the skimmer it was part of the tank setup... .but that puppy pulls out WAY more yuck than the Seaclone ever did......
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I also have two "filter bags" in the wet/dry/sump system filled with activated charcoal.... should I take that out too ????????
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