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Old 08-06-2005, 03:32 AM   #1
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how effective would you say, a 4 inch sand bed, in my tank will be at removing nitrates?
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Old 08-06-2005, 04:42 AM   #2
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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ok,
as in my sig, i have 13 lbs of live rock. i m going to add some 20 lbs of live rock to my aquarium in a few days. Will this help reduce my nitrates? If not , what else can i do, as i have cyano rampaging in my tank.
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Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
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if your nitrates are less than 10 why even worry about it?
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:03 PM   #5
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The more LR the better. You should really shoot for about 60lbs total for the best biological filtration. A 4in sand bed will help with NO3 accumulation but will really do nothing to reduce exsisting levels. To get the true denitrafying benefits of a DSB it should be 6-8inches in depth. For now, continue doing PWC with a high quality RO/DI water and reduce feedings. Take a look at your stocking level as well.
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im sorry my sig is Wrong. my NO3 is at 15-20.
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Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
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