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Old 01-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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How much water have you changed? Since you have no fish I'd suggest doing a bunch of big ones over a week. Like every second day do 36 liters or something like that. It should freshen up that water...
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If you have a sand substrate I would not not mess with it. PWC` are going to be your best bet.
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I was doing a drum of water per water change.
Great thanks.
I rang my lfs and they told me 20to 40 ppm isnt too bad so hopefully its not too difficult to fix.
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I was doing a drum of water per water change.
Great thanks.
I rang my lfs and they told me 20to 40 ppm isnt too bad so hopefully its not too difficult to fix.

How much water in a drum? Where do you get your water from? Do you mix your own salt? What salt do you use?

If you have corals 20 ppm nitrates is too high. I'd find a new lfs.

Edit: if you only have soft corals like mushrooms 20 ppm may be ok but it should still be lower.
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