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Old 02-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #91
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Water change or no water change guys?


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Yes you need a PWC (20%)
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:23 PM   #93
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Agreed pwc recommended, post back with your next set of peramiters.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #94
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Water changing now. Does it look like I am done with my ammonia spike and need the nitrite spike now?
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Ammonia is the one that determines your cycle. Ammonia is the one that triggers nitrite which triggers the nitrate. That's why your nitrate is high. Do the water change and see how your parameters are next week. You won't get immediate results.

How old is your tank?
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #96
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Three weeks
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Your cycle is probably over. Just get that nitrate down and see how it goes from there.

I would really look into the hang-on over flow box and the refugium.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #98
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That is uber good news. I'll check for a week and do water changes for adding shrimp.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:06 PM   #99
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Ordered a 800 gph powerhead today.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #100
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25% water change yesterday. Current parameters


0 Ammonia
1 Nitrite
20 Nitrate
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