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Old 09-06-2005, 08:36 PM   #1
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eclipse system with no nitrates?

Over the last few months I have realized several mistakes I made setting in up my tank. It's a 25 gallon Eclipse system with a bio-wheel, low lighting and 3 to 4 inches of crushed coral on the bottom. If I could start over I probably would change most of that.

However, over 4 months of running the tank (5 including the cycle) I have never been able to detect a single nitrate. None after the initial cycle, and none after a month without a water change. Is that pretty weird? From reading this forum I was expecting that I would never get the nitrates to a manageable level given my setup. I have used two different test kits. The tank is stocked with a hefty royal gramma, two clowns and several snails and hermits.

Anyway, just curious. I screwed everything else up, but maybe I did something right by accident.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:19 PM   #2
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what do you have in the tank?
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Er, a royal gramma, two clowns and several snails and hermits. Also about 25 pounds of live rock and a large piece of driftwood.
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