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Old 05-06-2013, 02:46 PM   #11
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That won't eliminate nitrates! It will lower them very slightly, by about 10-20% depending on your water change (i.e. 10%WC = 10% nitrate reduction).

You have a nitrate problem. I suspect its bad too. You have algae growing and still have 4.54ppm nitrates.
I have algae growing and 0ppm nitrates. My algae is chaeto, which is in my sump. Yours is another type in your DT.

You need to find a way to eliminate nitrates (not reduce them). A skimmer is the best thing.
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It seems that my lighting schedule could be a bit long. I believe I keep my lights on for 10 hrs or so. I am going to decrease to 7-8 hrs. I'll do that for a week or so and see if that will do the trick.
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