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Old 08-30-2006, 10:25 AM   #11
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Too many fish to have any respectable nitrate level. You're fighting a losing battle IMO.


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Too many fish to have any respectable nitrate level. You're fighting a losing battle IMO.
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Dump the seaclone for a better skimmer.. I have a AquaC ev120 that really got my nitrates under control.. the HOB refugium w/caulerpa also helped in that regard.

You have enough LR that you probably don't need any mechanical filtration save for the skimmer and a good clean-up crew. A sump with more LR would certainly help though..

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My two cents:

I agree with the canister problem. But more importantly my first impression was "WOW! Thats quite a bit of live stock". Try monthly maintenance on your canisters and biowheel (replace/rinse filter media with tank water). That is one good place to start. The second would be to test your tap water for ph, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. Either way using filtered water is the only way to go. You face other problems that you cant see when using tap water. The dissolved material in the water could be feeding other life causing your nitrates to be high. Seriously consider purchasing your water from the LFS or looking into a RO/DI system. Last but really not least try taking some of your livestock (fish/corals) back to the store. You have a big stress on your system with the amount of animals producing waste. Possibly any/all combination of the mentioned can produce the results you are experiencing.
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Originally Posted by good11s
75 gal FOWLR w/some soft coral

Powder Blue Tang
Yellow Tang
Purple Tang
Marroon Clown
2 Blue-Green Clomis
Engineering Goby
Firefish Goby
Lawnmower Blenny
Royal Gramma Basslet
Yellowheaded Sleeper Goby
As said by others that is way too many fish for a 75 gal tank. The tangs alone would be pushing it. Either upgrade to a 125+ gal tank to support the life or return more then half your stock to the lfs.

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I agree with Austinsdad................your bioload is way to high

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