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Old 03-18-2011, 04:57 PM   #11
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To keep corals you have to have excellent water parameters. I mean really really good. With the amount of fish in there you might not be able to get your water good enough for corals. :-(
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I will I know it because I've seen more fish in smaller tanks with tons of corals so :/
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You still have your nitrate problem though. Corals do NOT like high nitrates. Have you tested for phosphates and calcium?
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If it's overloaded, it means that the bioload is too big for the volume of water, which it could be if you have quickly rising nitrates. Either reducing the number of fish or increasing the volume of water would help. Maybe adding a decent sized sump would be an idea?
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No why ?
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No sump will fit under my tank it's only 10" deep under there other wise I would mate :/
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Corals need low phosphates (like 0) and good calcium. This all isn't going to work though if you still have high nitrates. And if removing a fish or two will help it sounds like a great idea. I have corals and they are soo pretty. But I also will only have 4 small fish in my tank that aren't aggressive or have potential to be.

I'm sorry if this isn't what you wanna hear but what everyone is saying is true.
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Pull out from the wall 18" and put one behind it. Clean the canister media with aquarium water real, real good during every water change. Or, even add an AC70 filled with nothing but macroalgae and LR.
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I will I know it because I've seen more fish in smaller tanks with tons of corals so :/
You cant go by that. It could have been a new tank and not had time to crash yet. It might have crashed after you saw it. I`ve seen many have overloaded tanks and they look nice but sooner or later they have threads like "Why are my fish dead" or "why are my corals dead". Sooner or later it all adds up. It has to.
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