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Old 08-07-2011, 01:08 PM   #11
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Yes I would do a large water change to get the nitrates down.
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Old 08-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #12
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Did I see Bio balls in one of your posts?That could be part of your problem.
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Did I see Bio balls in one of your posts?That could be part of your problem.
Yes I do have bio balls. Why is that a problem?
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you aren't going to have a problem with bio balls yet. the tank is barely cycled. i would also suggest removing them, but they are not the source of nitrate yet. adding a substantial amount of rock will definitely change your parameters.
If you can't afford to do water changes, you may want to rethink the salt tank.

the chaeto stuffed in a bottle is not going to help anything. it's definitely not going to change parameters in a few days. remove the bio balls and put it in there with a light over top. use a mesh screen to stop it from traveling to the return pump and skimmer.
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