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Old 10-21-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
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want to begin with mushrooms or green star polyps......

As some of you may know i have been fighting high (off the scale) nitrates. However I have been winning the fight and now have them down to 25 according to the salifert test. My other chemicals are...

ammonia = 0
nitrite = 0
nitrate = 25
ph = 8.3
calcium = 440
alk = (kh=7.0) (Alk=2.52)
temp = 79deg F.
salinity = 1.024

My question, i will still be doing water changes weekly to get the nitrates down further, but can i now start to think about adding some mushrooms or green star polyps?

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Old 10-21-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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Those are both very hardy corals, I would try to get nitrates down to at least 20. You can always add some mushrooms and see what happens.
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my mushrooms are growing fast with around a nitrate reading of 30.
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:50 PM   #4
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ok cool, then i shall try some mushrooms then. Which method do you folks use for acclimating the shrooms and polys? The drip method or other?


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Old 10-21-2004, 09:42 PM   #5
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I ussually do a 2-3 hour drip with all new corals.
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