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Old 03-18-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Hi there I'm finding it hard to get corals down would this have any thing to do with being a newish tank 3-4 months it's been running but it's does have 4 common clowns, 2 emperor cardinals, 1 tiny regal tang, 1 flame angel and 1 cream angel but do you think the nitrates will drop and yes I have done plenty of water changes and used algone nitrate remover and nitrate minus liquid also have 1 protein skimmer 1 fluvial 405 external filter 1 big internal filter and one little internal filter the tank is 235-250ltrs (uk)
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What do you mean by "get corals down"?
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Nitrate I ment nitrate lol
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How is the filter set up? If it has sponges are they cleaned a lot. The trapped waste in them will increase nitrates
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That is alot of clowns are they not agressive?
To get nitrates down do water changes how high are they?
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My take:

Too many fish for a 65G plus they range from peaceful to very aggressive. The 'peaceful' clowns are eventually going to cause trouble, the tang shouldn't be in there and the cream.. well.. that's a mean fish when she's in a tank the size she needs. In your tank.. look out brother..

So between the filters (and the possible mechanical media involved), the feeding and the waste in 65g's of water.. Be quite the chore to keep those nitrates down.

BTW: There's only 2 ways to decrease nitrates.. water changes and anaerobic bacteria. Those additives at most help remove the DOCs which will eventually turn into nitrates but they don't remove or reduce what you have

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No there not agressive at all and it's 60ppm :/ I really want corals aswell done well loads of water changes any other ideas ?
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With an overloaded tank you have two choices, bring some fish back to the store or do more pwc's (alot more).

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Actually one more choice bigger tank...

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It's no overloaded if you see it ?
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