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Old 06-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #21
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This experiment has been done before and it always ends the same way. Many more things going on in a reef tank besides nitrates. Your going to have more problems than you can name. Its only a matter of time really.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:30 PM   #22
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Im running this for 3years how long do i have to wait for problems?
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There maybe lot of ppl who already tried it but each of them had different way of maintaining the aquarium, using same tools can end up with different results, i dont depend on tools, tools depend on me.
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There maybe lot of ppl who already tried it but each of them had different way of maintaining the aquarium, using same tools can end up with different results, i dont depend on tools, tools depend on me.
Its not about you or the tools, its about the science. You cant put in and put in and put in things to a tank without taking things out.

Toxins build up, nutrients build up, minerals build up. Everything builds up, and eventually it will reach a point it will come crashing down. An aquarium cannot self maintain long term.

Again time is all it takes. Depends on your bioload and what else your doing. The fact you have 40ppm nitrates says enough. Those nitrates are not going away by themselves. And long term they will stunt growth and stress fish. Id say your already on your way to problems so yeah 3 years sounds about right.
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There r many ways to fix that then using gadgets or water change like clams tangs refugium
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There r many ways to fix that then using gadgets or water change like clams tangs refugium
Clams and tangs? I think not.

And no refugium is going to remove 40ppm nitrates faster than they are being produced. I think your knowledge is a bit flawed.

Phosphates are also high im sure which will lead to more problems and stunted corals growth among other things. Im well aware of what remove nitrates and clams and tangs are not one of them.
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Trust me problems can be solved easily, plants, turf algae, tangs, clams and lot more help maintain it, problems happen even if i had all shiny gadgets, and am gonna fix, ill keep u updated for how long u want
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And phosphates think i already mentioned previously that am using phosban and it always been 0
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Yes clams do little job in purifying and tangs find poop delicious which help
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Trust me problems can be solved easily, plants, turf algae, tangs, clams and lot more help maintain it, problems happen even if i had all shiny gadgets, and am gonna fix, ill keep u updated for how long u want
Sorry mate but i think your learning the hard way. Also noticed a thread you posted today stating your fish have ich. Well number one cause of disease is stress. Number one cause of stress is toxins (ie nitrate among many others.) Your fighting a losing battle, you need waterchanges not gadgets.

And do i consider a three year old tank with a nitrate and an ich problem the definition of success? No.
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