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Old 04-06-2016, 08:52 AM   #91
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I think 90 gallons is to much of a water change for a 125 gallon tank. What are the other parameters? How much ammonia are you adding? The tank may be trying to recycle if you are adding ammonia and did a 90 gallon water change.

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Old 04-07-2016, 06:37 PM   #92
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Ooops, I am so sorry I mis-spoke. I have been doing 30 gallon water changes over the course of the past two weeks or so, not all at once. The tank was cycled, but since my only fish died a few weeks ago, I was adding ammonia to keep the tank cycled. However, that drove the nitrates up very high...and as of now they are around the 80 mark.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:51 PM   #93
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If the tank is already cycled you shouldn't keep adding ammonia to it. The live rock and sand should keep things going with no fish present. That's really high on the nitrates. Hopefully someone else will chime in to help, it's been a very long time since I cycled a tank.
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Has the tank already been cycled? What's in the tank now?
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:58 PM   #95
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Yes the tank is cycled. There is currently nothing in the tank other than rock and sand, however I though I had to keep adding ammonia so the bacteria wouldn't die off, which in turn made the nitrates high.
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I would stop dosing ammonia and keep up with water changes. In the future if you are only going to be fishless a short time I wouldn't do anything, if you are going fishless longer (like 8 weeks to rid ich or something) then you may have to add a little food a couple times a week or something that will breakdown for the bacteria.


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I agree with Sand dollar. Stop the ammonia dosing and keep doing your water changes. Keep checking the nitrate levels and when they are in the normal range then you can add fish. Here is a article that I found that talks about nitrate levels in a saltwater tank.

http://animals.mom.me/should-nitrate...ater-4856.html

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Old 04-12-2016, 08:32 PM   #98
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Thanks guys! I'll keep you updated! Still working water changes, but hopefully will be done soon. I will to add anymore ammonia.
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So I have some exciting news I have not posted yet! I have had my first two fish for a while now! I have two Bangaii Cardinals! I am going to attach a picture soon. They have been doing great; super healthy, and love their frozen Mysis Shrimp.
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