Originally Posted by ashobson
Ok so you say do 3 gal
water changes weekly instead of the 5 gal
every other week. I should also do about 3 3 gal
water changes over the next 7 days so would that be do a 3 gal
water change every other nite?
Do a few 20% water changes for the nitrate. 3x3 gal
water changes would only yield in a 30% drop in the nitrate. You need to get it below 15 ppm
Is that what you mean by aged if I used water from the 75 I know it has real high nitrates it is a fish only tank
No, aged simpley means properly aerated and mixed for at least a full day. New SW
added to a tank can be quite damaging if not completely dissolved and the chem stabalized. Using the water from another tank transfers the organics along with it and defeats the purpose. As far as the 75 gal
being a fish only tank, high nitrates there are a concern as well. Contrary to popular belief, high nitrates at any time in any type of system are not acceptable. Although the nitrate itself won't damage the fish to any real degree, it weekens their immune system and opens the door to opportunistic bacteria and possibley worm infestations.