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Old 10-22-2011, 03:44 PM   #11
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right thanks guys. so how the [moderator edit] do i find out where its comming from
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:18 PM   #12
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Follow the steps outlined already. Check and test your replacement water and salt; are you using RO water or tap? Do your water changes. Is it possible something else died and you haven't located it yet? That can add to ammonia and up the nitrates.

It is going to take some detective work.
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hi all well recently i have took out my pre filter floss and replaced it witch i had forgot about changing and its been in 3 months also the carbon i added at the start i forgot about so iv replaced that.. could the 2 of them have raised my nitrate. also i have removed the crushed coral substrate and replaced it with 20lb of live sand. will this help reduce nitrate..
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That should help, perhaps thigns were building up in the substrate and in the carbon bag, it can happen. Let us know if it improves.
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cool thanks carey. so if the substrate and old carbon bag was the problem how long should it take for the nitrate levels take to drop
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they still wont drop by themseleve, unless you have some algae to take care of it, you need to do pwc's to get it down.
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Seachem: Denitrate
Filstar Nitra-zorb
Purigen

There is also a poly pad that absorbs nitrate called Poly-Bio Filter Pad by Poly-Bio-Marine, Inc. You can cut this pad to size and add it to your filter.

I run the Seachem De-nitrate and Purigen as well as Chemi-pure elite and carbon in a 14g Biocube with the media basket.
Can u link me the pictures or details of this pruduct.. ?I dont know the funtion of this product.. Many marine aquarist use this product.. I want to know..
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Which product?

All of them are designed to absorb Nitrates. The Denitrate, Nitra-Zorb and Purigen are solids of various sizes that are in a filter bag...just like you would do with loose carbon in a filter bag. The Poly pad looks like a filter pad. Go to Drsfosterandsmith.com, thatpetplace.com, marinedepot.com..any online vendor that sells aquarium supplies. You can also do a straight google or other type internet search for any of the products.
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well iv added live sand and more live rock and done a water chaange replaced the pre filter floss and changed my carbon but the nitrate isnt going down one bit and is still of the chart.. what the [moderator edit] is going on
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the only way nitrates comes down is with pwc's. its the end of the cycle and needs to be manually removed.
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